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.