Aspiring to Headship

Are you likely to be applying for a headship role within the next 12 months? Our one-day course will help ensure that you are able to apply with confidence and perform highly throughout the selection process.  

This intensive course will cover a wide range of areas relevant to headship, and offers a balance of activities between those that mirror the activities likely to be part of a headship selection process and those which will further enhance and develop your knowledge and skills in the key domains required at headship level. 

Delegates will be required to submit a letter of application for headship and prepare a presentation.  Full details will be advised at the time of booking. 
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Gareth Burton

Headteacher, Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

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  • Opportunity to reflect on personal leadership style and approach.
  • Opportunity to develop a coherent educational philosophy, that can be easily articulated at a headship interview. 
  • Further enhance knowledge and skills in key domains required for leadership at headship level, such as handling challenging conversations, whole-school finance and whole-school data.
  • Practise demonstrating the key skills and competencies likely to be required during the selection process for a headship post.
  • Opportunity to learn from other senior leaders on the course.

Please note that ASCL Professional Development reserves the right to change course programmes should
circumstances dictate. 

8.30am     Refreshments and registration
9.00am     Welcome and introductions
9.15am     Workshop 1
Leadership styles and letters of application
10.00am     Workshop 2
Finance and data
10.45am     Refreshment break
11.00am     Workshop 3
Managing challenging conversations
11.45am     Workshop 4
Prioritisation and personal wellbeing
12.30pm     Question time
12.45pm     Lunch
1.30pm     Interviews and presentations
3.00pm     Refreshment break
3.15pm     Interviews and presentations
4.45pm     Plenary, evalusation and close
5.00pm     Depart

This course is suitable for deputy headteachers in secondary and post-16 education.

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