Very honest, open, clear. Informative. No jargon – liked it being pragmatic and real. (Past delegate, 2018)
This course is suitable for newly appointed headteachers in their first headship and also for those currently applying for headship posts.
The first year of headship is a wonderful thing, but not without its tribulations, and being appointed is the beginning of a great adventure. This practical, realistic but overwhelmingly positive one-day course will help if you are applying for headship roles, or if you’re about to navigate unchartered waters as a new headteacher.
Keven Bartle, headteacher at Canons High School since September 2014, and Chris Hildrew, headteacher since January 2016 at Churchill Academy, provide invaluable insight and experience to help you through the rollercoaster of that all-important first year - and keep a smile on your face.
identify the priorities when preparing for leadership
understand how to survive and thrive in your first half-term at the helm
understand how to chart a strategic course through the expectations of the role
be able to respond effectively when challenges arise
Kevin and Chris inspirational and thoughtprovoking about the challenges that lie ahead with very useful advice, insights and gems to take away. Some useful models of setting out vision and success criteria to evaluate impact. (Past delegate, 2018)