New headteachers' letters to parents

Use our template to write a letter to parents as a new headteacher, and read advice on what your letter could cover.

Last reviewed on 12 July 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download your template letter
  2. Ideas for what to include 
  3. Make yourself visible as much as possible
  4. Discover further support for you as a new headteacher

Download your template letter

Your sample letter features example text applicable to all phases for you to adapt. 

Ideas for what to include 

Bear in mind that your early communications with parents may be more carefully scrutinised- they'll be keen to find out about your personal style, approach and experience. They'll also want to understand what you'll do for their children and the school.

If the school has been successful, parents will want to know that much will remain the same. If the school has been struggling, parents will want to feel confident that things will be changing for the better.

Reassure them that the school is in capable hands Set the tone for the relationship between the school and parents Demonstrate that you'll be able to find the right balance between being accessible and in