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This course is suitable for

Recently appointed deputy and assistant head teachers in all phases

Course locations and dates

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Please note:

London courses are normally located within the City.

Courses in other locations will be easily accessible from major roads.

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Course fees

Member - £225

Non-Member - £300

Building leadership capacity for new deputy and assistant head teachers

Course description

Designed for newly-appointed deputy and assistant head teachers, this course explores your role and responsibilities and helps you identify a personal development plan to support or complement your induction into your new position.  Feeling confident and being competent to take on new roles and responsibilities is vital if your school is to maintain its focus and continue to progress the priorities in your school plan. 

Pre-course preparation

Please bring with you a copy of your job description and your appraisal objectives

Course facilitator

Dr Christine Greenland


Start: 0900 for 0930

Finish: 1530

Aims of this course

  • to reflect on the key areas of headship
  • clarify the range of roles and responsibilities of deputy and assistant head teachers
  • explore the range of roles and responsibilities of deputy and assistant head teachers
  • explore a solutions-based approaches to problem-solving underpinned by the effective use of emotional intelligence
  • consider change management strategies and evaluation of practice
  • consider a forward-looking induction and professional development plan reflecting the needs of both you and your school
  • have the opportunity to reflect on current practice in relation to working towards the competencies for head teachers
  • identify your strengths and select priority areas for improvements

Objectives of this course

  • consider the range and scope of roles and responsibilities of deputy and assistant head teachers
  • consider the key areas of headship and identify those where they have already had some experience
  • practise ways of encouraging a problem-solving approach to issues
  • clarify the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership
  • be able to use a range of problem-solving/evaluation techniques when implementing and developing change
  • reflect on the school improvement plan, your job description and appraisal objectives in order to formulate a development plan which provides opportunities for each delegate to build on their strengths and identify areas for further development
  • formulate a draft plan which can then be used as a discussion document with your head teacher