Headteachers: exit tasks and handover checklists

If you're leaving your role as a headteacher, download our checklists covering exit and handover tasks.

Last reviewed on 12 January 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Exit tasks checklist
  2. Handover checklist
  3. How to use the checklists

Exit tasks checklist

Use our checklist to make sure you've completed all the necessary tasks involved with leaving your role.

Download it here:

Adapt this checklist to meet your needs and the specifics of your school.

Handover checklist

Handing over your role properly will help to ensure your successor can focus on providing high-quality education.

To make sure you’ve covered everything, download the checklist here:

If you'd prefer to create your own checklists from scratch, take a look at these examples for inspiration:

If your successor has not yet been appointed, hand over all necessary information to the most senior member of staff. If they will be standing in as an interim headteacher, this will