Leadership Appointment Service

Getting the right person

The selection and appointment of a new headteacher for a school or college is a huge responsibility. Being the key person determining the quality and success of the institution, the choice of headteacher by the governing body will have a long-term and far-reaching influence. The recruitment and selection process is therefore one governors will need to prepare for and plan carefully if they are to appoint the very best person for the role.

Getting the right person appointed is essential to the successful leadership and management of the school or college and ultimately for school improvement and student success.

ASCL Professional Development offers a comprehensive and cost-effective Leadership Appointment Service (LAS), providing expert guidance and advice to governing bodies, and with a dedicated and experienced consultant working with the governing body throughout the appointment process.

All our expert consultants are either are serving or former headteachers, providing an unparalleled level of support, expertise and experience when appointing to this important role.

We also provide a range of professional services to further support the appointment process, including testing candidates in common scenarios as part of the interview process, psychometric testing and the opportunity for governors to access a comprehensive induction programme for their new headteacher during their first year in post.

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

To find out more please call ASCL PD on 0116 229 1122 or email las@ascl.org.uk