Headteacher resignation letter to governors(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Headteacher resignation letters to governors.”

Writing a “Headteacher resignation letter to governors.”

When writing a “Headteacher resignation letter to governors,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell the governors about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to the governors. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Dear Governors,

I write to inform you that, after 4 years as a Headteacher at Pontygwaith I will be leaving at the end of this academic year.

The reason I am leaving is to move to Singapore with my family. My wife has secured an exciting, new job in a newly built International School in Singapore and will be leading their First School. I will be taking a break from education and football coaching in one of Singapore’s elite academies.

Throughout my 20 year career, I have been very fortunate to work with some wonderful people, some brilliant teachers and some highly talented children and none more so than here at Pontygwaith. It has been a privilege to lead such an amazing school and I will miss working with such a great group of staff and children.

I have always enjoyed coming to work and there is not a day goes past when I do not get to see the talents, skills and enthusiasm of our children in some way or another. It is watching young people grow and develop, achieving their potential, realising their ambitions, becoming responsible young adults and citizens that drives every teacher and it has been a great pleasure to contribute to making this happen for so many Pontygwaith children.

Since my arrival in 2016 we have been on an exciting journey at Pontygwaith; a journey that has seen the school go from strength to strength. Staff and children have bought into our TEAM ethos and thanks to the continued support from our fantastic Governing Body and dedicated parents we are now in the top 25% of schools, in Wales. This is a fantastic achievement!

The governors are determined to ensure that we have a period of stability as we plot our way through any potential changes during these unprecedented times and I am delighted to inform you that Miss Chaffe, the Deputy Headteacher, has been appointed to lead the school for the Autumn Term. Mrs Martin will step up as the interim Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Donovan will step up as a member of the senior management team. Miss Chaffe is an experienced Deputy Head and has a long association with the school. She will be ably supported by a very strong leadership team and we can be confident that the school will have a successful future under their guidance.

Finally, I would like to thank the staff for all their hard work, parents for their continued support and the Governing Body for giving me the opportunity to lead this amazing school. I’ve always said that the children here are a major strength of the school and that’s testament to the fantastic attitude of the parents.

I look forward to hearing about how the children have progressed in the future.

Kind regards,

Mark Davies (Headteacher)”

Sample 2:

‘Dear governors,

Please accept my resignation letter from the post headteacher with the school (school name). My last day of school would be (Date: DD/MM/YY). (Describe in your words). I decided to resign because of my Family requirement for which I have to shift to my native town. (Describe actual cause and situation).

It was indeed a pleasure working in your school for the last couple of years. I highly appreciate the support and guidance I received from your good self and my colleagues and other school staff during my stay here. (Describe your appreciation and gratefulness).

I have developed very close bonding with my students and colleagues, which I will always keep in my memories. (Cordially describe your greetings and requirements). This is a very emotional decision on my end and I would miss working with such a wonderful team. I wish the school all the best in future endeavors.



Teacher Name”

Sample 3:

“Francesca Hill

1514 Medallion Rd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90251

(555) 555-5555

Belinda Thomas


Los Angeles Unified School District

12 Parc St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

February 11th, 2017

Dear Mrs. Belinda Thomas,

I am writing this letter to officially notify you that I will be resigning from my current position as a headteacher at Westway Elementary School. My last day of work will be June 20th, 2022. I will be taking a different position here, in Beverly Hills. I have already informed the management and fellow staff members of my decision. We will be working together to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Teaching at Westway Elementary has been a genuine pleasure and has provided me with many valuable professional relationships. If you have any questions or require more information, you can reach me by phone, or by email at: franhill@email.com.

Thank you for your time.



Francesca Hill


Westway Elementary School”

Sample 4:

“Ms. Naomi Bates

423 Westminster Place

Princeton, NJ, 56001

(555) 555-5555



Montebello High School

233 Senator Avenue

Princeton, NJ, 56023

June 3rd, 2022

Dear governors,

Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from the position of a headteacher. My last day of work will be April 30th, the end date of the spring term.

I assure you that I will be working closely with my replacement during this transitionary period to ensure that the students’ learning is not negatively affected.

Being a Principal at Montebello High School this past year and half has been a great privilege, as well as an invaluable learning experience. I am grateful for the opportunity. I can be reached at my personal phone number or email address should you have any further questions.

Sincere Regards,


Sample 5:

“Dear governors,

Kindly accept this as a formal resignation letter. I am resigning from the post of headteacher at WorldClass School, effective August 29, 2022. After a brief consideration, I have decided to pursue Ph. D. I truly enjoyed the five years I spent at WorldClass, and it has been a pleasure working under your guidance. My students have given me a memorable experience, and the administration has been supportive throughout my tenure.

I wish the students and faculty the very best for their future.


Arjun Sen”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I professionally resign immediately?

You can professionally resign immediately by writing a resignation letter explaining the reason for your departure. In this resignation letter, you will need to mention your last working day and also indicate that you are willing to help during the transition process.

How do I resign for personal reasons?

You can resign for personal reasons by writing a resignation letter. Since this is your personal reason, you can choose to keep the information as brief as possible.

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