Christiane MontandonMarie Brégeon

Recruitment, Qualification, Status and Career Options of Headteachers for the Secondary School Forms in France


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The article deals with current recruitment and qualifi cation procedures of headteachers for the secondary school forms collège and lycée in France. The admission and selection procedure (concours) for the special qualification, the qualification process, and different possibilities for further career planning and profi le development are presented. The aim of the report is to clarify why teachers as well as people from certain other professional fields are interested in and choose to qualify for a school leadership position and which further options they associate with it.

headteacher qualification, France, qualification process, recruitment requirements, scope of duties, career paths