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Aspiring Headteacher – Preparing for Headship
This course is aimed at Deputy and Assistant Headteachers who are aiming to undertake NPQH in 2018/2019.
 
Summary
• The September 2016 Preparing for Headship programme is designed for Deputy and Assistant
• Headteachers who are aiming to undertake NPQH in 2018-19. Its main purposes are:
• To ensure that participants are covering the aspects of leadership they need to cover in their current role, a year ahead of entering into NPQH
• To explore with participants their leadership styles and approaches
• To develop leadership skills in their current role as a foundation for headship.

Programme content
The course will cover:
• Personal profile
• Leadership self-evaluation: the requirements of NPQH
• Leadership styles and the unique characteristics of headship
• Specifics of school leadership:
• School Self-Evaluation
• School Development Planning
• Leadership for school improvement
• Leading teaching and learning – strategic approach
• Choice of personal development themes, e.g.
• Closing the Gap
• Maximising performance of MAT learners
• Challenging relationships and situations
• Curriculum transformation
• Assuring accountability and distributive leadership
• Leading and managing change
• Modelling and developing resilience and wellbeing
• Personal coaching and mentoring
 
 
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMapSLA Cost*Non SLA Cost*Additional Fees**Notes
Session 1Tuesday
10 October 2017
09:00 - 16:00Safle Gwyndy (on Cwm Rhymni site),Pontygwindy Road,CF83 3HGMap£0£0£0
Session 2Friday
20 October 2017
09:00 - 16:00Safle Gwyndy (on Cwm Rhymni site),Pontygwindy Road,CF83 3HGMap£0£0Leading a Successful School
Session 3Wednesday
15 November 2017
09:00 - 16:00Safle Gwyndy (on Cwm Rhymni site),Pontygwindy Road,CF83 3HGMap£0£0Leading and Improving Teaching (i)
Session 4Monday
27 November 2017
09:00 - 16:00T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0Leading and Improving Teaching (ii) /
27th November 2017 – 22nd December 2017
Session 5Tuesday
16 January 2018
09:00 - 16:00T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0Professional Learning
Session 6TBA T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0How well are we doing? How can we get better?
Session 7TBA T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0Go and Find Out
Session 8Friday
16 March 2018
09:00 - 16:00T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0Working with Others
Session 9Tuesday
15 May 2018
09:00 - 16:00T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0What lies ahead?
Session 10Thursday
28 June 2018
09:00 - 16:00T.B.A,T.B.A,T.B.AMap£0£0Assessment Panel /
Either Thursday 28th June or Friday 29th June 2018 (1 hour interview)
*Cost charged per Individual Session**Additional Fees charged per Course
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Maximum places 30 
Minimum places
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Key Stages
applies to Foundation keystage Foundationapplies to KS 2 keystage KS 2applies to KS 3 keystage KS 3applies to KS 4 keystage KS 4applies to 7-14 keystage 7-14applies to Post 16 keystage Post 16
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Target Audience Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads 
Event Types Course
Event Subject/Aspect Area Leadership and Management
Programme Area Improving Literacy, Improving Numeracy & Reducing Poverty/Disadvantage
Event Outcomes Participants will develop leadership knowledge and skills in preparation for NPQH and
subsequent headship.