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Schools failing to recruit heads.

Schools failing to recruit heads.

The number of schools that have failed to recruit ‘heads of schools’ has risen to the highest level in four years, a new survey suggests.  

More than a quarter (27 per cent) of schools could not fill top positions at all last year – a rise from 12 per cent in 2017 – and fewer were able to fill senior special educational needs roles.


A head of school is a senior school leader role which includes heads of department, heads of houses and a leader with a specific pastoral duty.


The National of Association of Headteachers (NAHT) survey reveals that more school leaders (67 per cent) are aware of staff quitting for reasons other than retirement in the last five years.

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