Aspiring Headteacher – Preparing for Headship Programme
The programme’s main purposes are:
• To ensure that participants are aware of the aspects of leadership which they need both in their current and future roles; • To explore with participants their leadership styles and approaches • To familiarise and prepare the participants with the requirements for gaining the NPQH.
The programmes will use the key features of the professional learning model: • Collaborative learning using triads to develop each other at peer level • Reflective practice by applying learning back in school between workshops • Coaching and mentoring through a Leadership Coach • Engaging with relevant data and evidence from research in the content of the programme.
Each participant will be allocated a Leadership Coach with whom they will discuss their individual self-evaluation, learning from the programme and development needs.
Programme delivery will primarily be on a workshop basis with additional approaches adopted as appropriate.
Participants will complete ‘gap’ tasks between workshops – these will focus on what has been learned and tailored to leadership practice in their own school.
Outcomes for Participants Participants will develop leadership knowledge and skills in preparation for both NPQH and subsequent headship. They will also gain enhanced leadership skills relevant and appropriate to their current and future roles.
Benefits for Learners As a result of the programme, learners in schools will benefit from the increased understanding of leadership gained by participants in the programme.