Dear Accrington Academy,

I am seeking information in relation to the staff recruitment and selection policy that you use and how the process was applied in the academy’s recent head teacher appointment.

Please provide the following information:
• Does the school have a staff recruitment and
selection policy?
• Please could a copy of the policy be provided (if
• Was the job advertised internally?
• How was it advertised (if applicable)
• Was the job advertised externally?
• How/where was the job advertised?
• When was the job advertised?
• When did the interviews take place?
• Is the head teacher a new or existing member of

Yours faithfully,

Jim Ebbs

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Dear Mr Ebbs,


I am writing in reply to the Freedom of Information request that you sent
to Accrington Academy on 25 November 2013 regarding the appointment of its
Head Teacher.  Accrington Academy is part of the United Learning Trust so
they have forwarded your request to us.


1.        United Learning has a policy for the recruitment and selection
of Heads.  

2.       I have attached the policy as a PDF.

3.       The job was advertised internally.

4.       It was advertised on the intranet.

5.       The job was not advertised externally.

6.       N/A

7.       N/A

8.       The interviews took place on 10 ^ March 2011.

9.       The head teacher was an existing member of staff.


Kind Regards

The FOIA Team


United Learning

Fairline House
Nene Valley Business Park

Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4HN
t   01832 864444

f   01832 864455

m 07841 880597                                    



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