Challenge of Headship


6 day training programme covering a range of leadership aspects to support those newly appointed or aspiring to headship in the next year.

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Courses and programmes are now available to book for 2022/2023. Our 20% discount remains for every extra place booked on the same course or programme.
Thank you for the clarity and honesty - this was time well spent and moved my thinking forward. Really good food for thought and very insightful. I thought all these points made me reflect on important parts of school life and it helped me to reaffirm what I am doing, correct where I’m getting it wrong and give ideas of possible future vision/pathways.

Covering a wide selection of topics including Strategic Improvement, Curriculum, SEND, Safeguarding & Mental Health, CE Schools & SIAMsHR and Data Protection, our professional development provision offers high quality training coupled with exceptional value for money. As with our Leadership, ECT Training, InspiREd RE and Race, Identity & School Leadership programmes, all are specialist led and incorporate current recommendations and accepted good practice to ensure stimulating and inspiring sessions for all participants.

In this programme, participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead a successful school and have the opportunity to share day-to-day experiences with other participants and experienced headteachers. In addition to the six training days, participants will have the valuable experience to work-shadow a headteacher in their chosen context.

A range of themes will be covered, including:

Strategic Focus

Creating & building a strategic vision
Leading schools in the future.

Leading the Team

Recruiting & building your team.
Ensuring high performance.

Finance & Planning

Financial monitoring & budgeting.
Self-evaluation & school improvement planning.

Working with people

Learning to deal with resistance, having difficult conversations, HR scenarios, coaching & mentoring.

Buildings & safety

Ensuring whole school safety.
Developing a successful CE school inc SIAMS, RE & Collective Worship.

Looking ahead

Excellence in all aspects of school life.
Building partnerships & relationships with stakeholders & external bodies.

202230sep9:30 am3:30 pmThe Challenge of Headship: Day 19:30 am - 3:30 pm GMT

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  • Our courses and programmes are delivered at our Central London location in Causton Street, SW1. Click here for directions ›
  • As we learn to live with Covid-19, we have taken several precautions so as to ensure everyone’s safety when you visit us. Please click here for further details on the steps we are taking ›
  • Conducted in modern, bright open-spaced rooms, there is access to AV equipment & wifi, if needed.
  • Kindly note that we can typically accommodate between 25-35 attendees for each course or programme.
  • We are located in the London Congestion and ULEZ zone and parking in the surrounding area is limited and strictly controlled.
  • As we are unable to offer private parking at our premises, we would recommend travelling by public transport, or on foot.
  • Some of our courses will be delivered via an online platform. Log-in details will be emailed once your course place has been confirmed.
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