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All aspects of the support the consultant provided were invaluable. We would not have been able to make this important appointment with confidence in the underlying processes without their help. They were indispensable to us.

The selection and appointment of a new headteacher or principal is the most important responsibility that governors are required to undertake, and pivotal to the school or college’s success and influence. Governing bodies frequently engage external professional support to assist in this vital process to appoint the very best person for the job, and one who clearly matches the school or college’s needs.

ASCL Professional Development offers a cost-effective Leadership Appointment Service (LAS), and includes:

  • analysis of school and role

  • professional applicant management

  • candidate assessment

  • post-appointment follow-up service

Our expert consultants are either serving or former school leaders, and deliver an unparralleled level of support, expertise and experience to governors when appointing to this important role. LAS can also include testing candidates in common scenarios as part of the interview process, together with psychometric testing.

LAS is available to all schools: community, independent, foundation, trust, academies, free schools and colleges on a nationwide basis, and can operate in partnership with local authorities or the diocese, as appropriate.

In addition to this service, ASCL can also give greater exposure to your leadership vacancies by advertising them to all of our members.

To find out more please contact us on 0116 2991122 or email las@ascl.org.uk to discuss your needs directly.