Staff Appointments

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Our guidance for good staff appointments

The appointment information/guidance has been updated to reflect changes in legislation and has been developed in consultation with Lancashire Local Authority and DBE Services Diocesan Officers.

This updated information/guidance reflects the National Standards for Headteachers and embodies the 3 key principles of headship namely that the work of headteachers should be: learning centered, focussed on leadership and reflect the highest professional standards.  It also reflects the need for the headteacher to lead by example to ensure that the school demonstrates its Christian ethos.
Guidance for Governors of VA and Foundation Schools and Academies
Guidance for Governors of VC Schools
National Society Contracts for VA and Foundation Schools and Academies
A revised, updated and more user-friendly suite of contracts is now available below or on the National Society website – (Education, National Society, Staffing and Governance, National Society School Staff Contracts) for use by Voluntary Aided or Foundation Schools and Academies. These are, of course, only intended for use with newly appointed staff, unless existing staff choose to change their contracts. They can be completed on-line and are available for the following posts: