Diocesan Department for Education - H and N Diocese

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education

Leadership Recruitment Guidance

 

The Appointment of Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers in Catholic Schools

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

The Catholic Education Service (CES)  have revised their recruitment policy and application documentation from April 2019.  The Diocese will look at these changes over the Summer and revise the diocesan recruitment guidance in September 2019.  In the meantime, please use the  documentation published by the CES on the following links:

Model Application Forms

Model Recruitment Documents

Each section of the guidance is available to download below. In addition, individual documents and pro formas from each section are available.

Section A - General Guidance and Key Documents

 

Downloads:

Diocesan Briefing Note on Practising Catholic (pdf - word)

Model Equality Act 2010 - Reasonable Adjustments Statement (pdf - word)

Person Specification for Recruitment Advisers (pdf - word)

Recruitment Summary Sheet (pdf - word)


Section B – The Initial Meeting

 

Downloads:

Agenda for the Initial Meeting HT / DHT (pdf - word)

Deputy headteacher Job Description (pdf - word)

Deputy headteacher Person Specification (pdf - word)

Deputy headteacher Shortlist Working Sheet (pdf - word)

Diocesan statement on equal opportunities (pdf - word)

Headteacher Job Description (pdf - word)

Headteacher Person Specification (pdf - word)

Headteacher Shortlist Working Sheet (pdf - word)


Section C – The Shortlisting Meeting

 

Downloads:

Agenda for Shortlisting Meeting HT / DHT (pdf - word)

Model Invitation to Interview (pdf - word)

Request for faith and character reference letter (pdf - word)

Request for faith and character reference proforma (pdf - word)

Request for Professional Reference Letter (pdf - word)

Request for Professional Reference Proforma (pdf - word)

Specimen Timetable for Primary DHT Interview [one day - four candidates] (pdf - word)

Specimen Timetable for Primary DHT Interview [one day - two candidates] (pdf - word)

Specimen Timetable for Primary HT Interview [one day - four candidates] (pdf - word)

Specimen Timetable for Primary HT Interview [one day - two candidates] (pdf - word)

Specimen Timetable for Secondary DHT Interview [two day - five candidates] (pdf - word)

Specimen Timetable for Secondary HT Interview [two day - five candidates] (pdf - word)


Section D – The Interview Process

 

Downloads:

Collective Worship Working Sheet (pdf - word)

Interview and Post Interview Board Checklist (pdf - word)

Interview Working Sheet (pdf - word)

Model Job Offer Letter (pdf - word)

Presentation Working Sheet (pdf - word)