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New to headship

Tailored training

This course is only available on a consultancy basis where we come to you.

Course description

This one-day programme looks at the issues and challenges facing school leaders in their first headship.  Through discussion and interactions, participants have the time to look at their individual situation, crucial relationships, leadership challenges, how to deal with "stuff", managing the diary, where to look for help and support, and how to create effective networks.  There will be opportunities to work alongside others in the same situation and to use the knowledge and experience of the course facilitator.  At the end of the day, participants should have a clear idea of how to shape their work to make a greater impact whilst also having a work-life balance.

Course facilitator

Sue Sayles

Aim of this course

  • to provide time away from school to reflect on their new role
  • to address some of the main issues that challenge new heads
  • to provide information and advice
  • to enable networking with other new heads

Objectives of this course

  • consider the expectations of self and others
  • explore relationships and effective communication with key stakeholders
  • discuss challenges and how to deal with and manage 'stuff'
  • consider the importance of time management
  • explore various sources of help and support
  • examine the need for effective networking

This course is suitable for

New head teachers and heads of schools in the primary sector.