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Headteacher Recruitment: How to encourage more applications

An article published in today's TES  looks at the head teacher recruitment crisis and give top tips for action.

The article is based on research from Professor Toby GreanyProfessor Pat Thomson and PhD researcher Eleanor Bernardes, carried out as part of their School Leaders' Work and Well Being project.

You can view all the reports on from this multi-phased project. Phase one focussed on leading in lockdown with stage two focussing on leading after lockdown. Further funding in 2022 led to a series of round tables around the country, looking at possible interventions to address the recruitment and retention crises and you can access the roundtable report, examples of good practice and the literature review. All reports can be found on 'the research' webpage. 

The TES will feature two further articles on training and retention, which will be published over the next two weeks.

This project also feeds into a new ESRC-funded project where Professors Greany and Thompson are working with Dr Tom Perry from the University of Warwick, looking at sustainable school leadership. The study will develop a deeper understanding of approaches to the training, supply and retention of senior school leaders. More information can be found on the project website.


Posted on Friday 9th June 2023

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