Sales Ended

Multiple Dates

Headship Interview Skills

Event Information

Share this event
Date and Time

Kingswood Primary School Upper Site

Leadership Centre

188 Gipsy Road

London, United Kingdom

View Map

Event description


Cost: £349 for an intensive course of two full-day sessions

Dates: Thursday 20th October and Friday 21st October 2016, Gipsy Hill Federation Leadership Centre

Lead Facilitator: Dr Pauline Watts, Gipsy Hill Federation 

This programme is designed to support leaders to secure their first headship post in the next academic year.

 It will provide participants with:

  • The skills they need to tackle key elements of a headteacher interview, opportunities to practice interview tasks and feedback on their performance in them from experienced Heads and other key colleagues;

  • The ability to build a vision for headship and to communicate this effectively to key stakeholders at a school;

  • The solid grasp of the non-teaching aspects of the headteacher’s role that you need to succeed at interview.


Thursday, 20th October (0900-1600)

Managing the Realities of Day-to-Day Leadership

  • In-tray exercises; dealing effectively with worst-case scenarios; handling these tasks effectively at interview.

  • Keynote from Sir Craig Tunstall, Executive Headteacher,Gipsy Hill Federation: What does it mean to be a leader who achieves outstanding outcomes for pupils?

  • Speaking and writing for school leadership.

  • Effective communication styles for staff, pupils, parents, governors and external bodies; delivering your message clearly in spoken and written form; evaluating your ability to communicate effectively to all key stakeholders; understanding the range of school data available and its uses, including RAISE Online, and presenting it transparently to others; conveying this expertise effectively at interview. 

Friday 21st October (0900-1600)

Building a Vision for Headship 

  • Interpersonal leadership; resilient leadership; maintaining a focus on teaching and learning whilst managing the external pressures of headship; developing a high-perfoming team.

  • Understanding Finance and HR for Headship.

  • Indicative budgets; appraisal; managing underperformance; managing sickness; managing probation.

 Interviewing for Headship

  • Making a panel interview work effectively for you; mock interview with experienced panel of Headteachers, governors and advisors; feedback, reflection and identifying next steps.

Share with friends

Kingswood Primary School Upper Site

Leadership Centre

188 Gipsy Road

London, United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved