Aspiring to Headship

Are you likely to be applying for a headship role within the next 12 months? Our one-day course will help ensure that you are able to apply with confidence and perform highly throughout the selection process.  

This intensive course will cover a wide range of areas relevant to headship, and offers a balance of activities between those that mirror the activities likely to be part of a headship selection process and those which will further enhance and develop your knowledge and skills in the key domains required at headship level. 

Delegates will be required to submit a letter of application for headship and prepare a presentation.  Full details will be advised at the time of booking. 
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Gareth Burton

Headteacher, Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

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  • Opportunity to reflect on personal leadership style and approach.
  • Opportunity to develop a coherent educational philosophy, that can be easily articulated at a headship interview. 
  • Further enhance knowledge and skills in key domains required for leadership at headship level, such as handling challenging conversations, whole-school finance and whole-school data.
  • Practise demonstrating the key skills and competencies likely to be required during the selection process for a headship post.
  • Opportunity to learn from other senior leaders on the course.

This course is suitable for deputy headteachers in secondary and post-16 education.

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