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  • Developing senior leaders for headship How can schools develop senior leaders for headship? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on this question. The article also has a downloadable KeyDoc that can be used to identify skills gaps in aspiring headteachers.
  • Developing the leadership team How can I develop my leadership team? One of our associate experts provides tips on developing the leadership team. In this article, you will also find National College reports, as well as case studies on professional development for school leaders.
  • Effective middle leadership: guidance Is there guidance on how to be a successful middle leader? We look at a report on what makes middle leaders effective, and at guidance on effective middle leadership in schools. You will also find advice from a teaching school on supporting middle leaders, for example through coaching.
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) What is involved in the NPQH? This article looks at information on the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), including application, cost, course content and assessment. It also points to information from some providers of the NPQH.
  • Running effective senior leadership team meetings How can we make our SLT meetings more effective and leadership-focused? Two of The Key's associate education experts suggest ways to prepare and lead effective senior leadership team (SLT) meetings. You will also find a KeyDoc template for taking meeting minutes.
  • School business manager (SBM) training and qualifications See what training is available for SBMs. Find links to specific diplomas in school business management, as well as qualifications in accountancy and other specialist areas of running a school.