Get the tools to establish and, more importantly, sustain your school’s strategic direction. Learn how to create an effective school culture and align your staff in your school’s mission.
Get additional support tailored to the needs of new headteachers. Receive structured, unassessed, face-to-face support from an experienced former headteacher who will offer guidance and coaching to help you get the most out of your training.
Become part of a community of school heads who share a passion for addressing educational disadvantage. Build valuable connections with other headteachers and senior school leaders from across the country and learn how they faced and overcame similar challenges.
This 21-month programme (18 months’ delivery and three months for assessment, with flexibility to extend by up to six months for teachers new to the role of headship) consists of a series of courses based on the DfE’s NPQ frameworks. Each course cycle features:
This cycle repeats throughout the programme, with implementation a consideration in every course. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll also take a course focused specifically on effective implementation. This provides an opportunity to complete a significant but manageable change project as part of your role. There will be ongoing support through a seminar group and discussion forum.
This is a targeted package of additional support tailored to the needs of headteachers new to the role of headship. It provides structured, unassessed face-to-face support based on the best available evidence about what makes an effective headteacher. This package lasts for at least the duration of the new headteacher’s first academic year in role.
You’ll develop expertise in the knowledge, skills and concepts for areas of whole school responsibility related to your role as an aspiring or current headteacher. These include curriculum and assessment, professional development and governance and accountability.
Our content is informed by the best and most recent evidence, and is developed with input from school leaders and subject matter experts.
Our programmes have a practical focus. You’ll be supported to make small but important changes to your and others’ practice throughout the programme. This will conclude with the implementation of a significant but manageable change project as part of your role.
This programme will help you to:
Cost: This programme is fully funded for all teachers and school leaders in state funded schools.