We have a wide range of solutions for your recruitment and interim leadership needs
Providing clear and informed guidance and rapid and effective response just when you need it most.
Great leadership is key to securing attainment and progress for all pupils but what happens when the unthinkable happens? Need help and advice recruiting to your leadership team? Need an interim leader at short notice? Contact BEP.
Recruiting a Headteacher is arguably the most important task a governing body will undertake. Appointing a high-quality head to strategically lead teaching and learning in your school is something under the direct control of governors that positively affects school improvement. It is a task we know governors take seriously. The context in which governors are now recruiting has changed over the decades. Gone are the days where large numbers of aspiring heads would travel the length of the country to secure their first headship. Retirement of the baby-boom generation and low geographical mobility mean that the number of applicants has reduced over the years. In addition, there remain challenges for particular schools, such as rural and faith schools. Primary and special schools have more difficulty recruiting than secondary schools.
Governors need to understand the constrained circumstances in which they are now recruiting, whilst not compromising on the need to select a good candidate who will deliver the governing body’s vision for the school and excellent outcomes for the pupils. It is therefore even more important that, using a thorough and well-planned process, governors give themselves the best opportunity of getting the best leaders for their school. Our team of experts comprising of experienced ex-Headteachers, serving Headteachers and Executive Headteachers are available to help you make the most important decision in your school/academy’s improvement journey.
But what if your school finds itself suddenly without a leader? Where do you go for a quality service and assurance that no Birmingham school is left alone? Our experienced team understand your needs and have a ‘pool’ of quality assured experienced leaders with capacity to support you at short notice.
For more information and details about our support packages, see below:
- Interim SLT Solutions a bespoke service responding to the needs of your school/academy
- Headteacher/Senior Leader Recruitment Support a fully comprehensive support package for governors working collaboratively to design a rigorous interviewing process covering all elements of your recruitment needs from visioning to the offer of appointment.
- New to Headship Support a bespoke package of support, coaching and mentoring in the first few months of headship to identify the skills and competencies that are needed to be effective in role.