Senior Leadership Recruitment Standard – 2 Day Interview

Recruiting a headteacher and other senior roles is one of the most important statutory duties a governing body/board will undertake. However, strategic recruitment also presents its own challenges. Schools Alliance for Excellence can provide you with the advice, support and resources required to ensure a seamless recruitment process that results in a successful appointment.

Advisor: a dedicated advisor, chosen to specifically meet your requirements, will guide you throughout the process.


• Initial meeting with Chair of Governors/Trustees or Board
• Scoping of leadership role
• Strategic assessment and analysis of school’s future goals and vision
• Project management of a bespoke timeline and key milestones
• Guidance on the advertisement, job advert, job description and person specification

• Feedback on candidates

Interview: devised to highlight the capabilities of each applicant to meet your school’s needs
• Assessment tasks — covering critical areas, including:
− Financial controls & knowledge
− Curriculum engagement
− Data management & analysis
− Strategic planning & delivery
− Key stakeholder engagement
− Student engagement
• Bespoke interview questions and model answers
• Advisor available to join interview panels

Standard – 2 Day interview     SAfE Subscriber £1,260 + VAT/ Non-Subscriber £1,575 + VAT


Standard – 1 Day Interview     SAfE Subscriber £ 940 + VAT / SAfE Non-Subscriber £1,175 + VAT

£1,575.00 Excl. VAT


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