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Headship Interview Skills

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Kingswood Primary School Upper Site

Leadership Centre

188 Gipsy Road

London, United Kingdom

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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.

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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.

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Kingswood Primary School Upper Site

Leadership Centre

188 Gipsy Road

London, United Kingdom

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