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Preparing for Headship in the Independent Sector – Call 01283 568440 to run this INSET in your School
Session 1: Why do you want to be a Head? What governors are looking for. The skills and attributes needed to lead a school successfully. This session will focus on looking at styles of leadership and essential qualities needed to lead a school successfully. We shall look at what governors look for when making an appointment and the role of executive recruitment companies.
Session 2: The day-to-day issues and how to handle them. Case Studies: A discussion session. How to respond to issues great and small that cross every head’s desk. This session will focus on looking at a broad range of issues that heads have to deal with and how to successfully respond to a range of everyday problems.
Session 3: How to make a successful application. A practical session. This session will focus on the practicalities of making an application and the selection process: formal interview, making a presentation, in-tray exercises, psychometric testing.
Session 4: The first six months: establishing yourself in a new role. Looking at making the transition from deputy to Head. This session will focus on how to make the transition from deputy to head, how to establish yourself as a new head, the do’s and don’ts, the pitfalls to avoid.
The course is ideally suited for all senior leaders who are thinking of taking the next step into headship. The day will include both theoretical and practical sessions to ensure that delegates are fully prepared to make an application and will provide you with practical and useful tips on how to manage self and others.