Education services

With a team of professionals with over thirty years of expertise in educational matters, Charlton HR also offer a range of bespoke educational products in addition to our standard HR provision.

Reviewing Headteacher Performance

Charlton HR can support Governing Bodies with reviewing the performance of their Headteacher in line with the requirements set out in The Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012,, which have applied to all maintained schools in England from 1 September 2012. This includes community, voluntary, foundation, community special, foundation special and maintained nursery schools.

It does not apply to Academies who are free to make their own arrangements for reviewing the performance of the Headteacher but in practice all Governing bodies will make some provision for this. See the advice from the National Governors Association

We have Associates with extensive experience of HR, teaching and being school Governors. Give us a call to discuss your needs.

How to be an outstanding Governing Body

The new Ofsted inspection process requires the Governing Body to be judged outstanding if the school is to be judged as outstanding overall.  This programme diagnoses the strengths and weaknesses of a Governing body and offers practical remedies to ensure that the Governors have a clear understanding of what needs to be done to secure a judgement of outstanding.  This programme can be run as an Awayday or in two or more evening sessions.

 Active Headteacher Recruitment

The single most important decision that Governors make is the appointment of a Headteacher.  In today’s climate of increased accountability and external inspection it is more crucial than ever that the Governing Body choose the right person to lead their school.  Yet finding the right candidate is becoming harder.  For example, of 1,971 advertisements in 2009/10 796 were readvertised.  Charlton Associates offer a bespoke package which identifies and brings to interview candidates of the highest quality so that you can appoint with confidence at the first interview.

Headteacher Interviews

How can we ensure that our interview process is robust enough to ensure that candidates’ strengths and weaknesses are fully explored?  What are the best interview techniques to adopt?  What are the most suitable questions to ask?  This product takes care of the whole recruitment, selection and interview process giving you the professional support so that you can make the right decision in selecting the best candidate for the job.

Parental Engagement

It is essential for schools to have the parent community engaged and supportive of the leadership provided by the Headteacher and the Governing body.  Yet all too often it proves difficult to motivate parents to become involved in the life of the school.  The Parent Teacher Association is sometimes a neglected and peripheral element of school life.  This package is designed to ensure that you have a thriving and successful PTA


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