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Appointing a new headteacher without haste

Commentary Appointing a new headteacher is probably the most important task the governing body has to undertake.  Although such appointments are fairly infrequent, governing bodies need to give the process careful consideration. Once the current headteacher has stated their intention to leave the school and a letter of resignation has been received, the governing bodyContinue reading “Appointing a new headteacher without haste”


Research background

Research was carried out by WISERD with the aim of understanding how school governors in Wales could be supported in their work. Data collection involved in-depth interviews with governors connected to Cardiff University and a survey of governors, administered nationally. Findings from these data led us to develop governor generated case studies. The aims ofContinue reading “Research background”