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Last updated on 11 July 2018
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To extend your impact beyond your school, stretch yourself professionally, and get skills and insights that will benefit your own pupils and staff, consider these options for career development. Find out what you can gain and how to get started.

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  1. Shadow leaders in other organisations
  2. Become a board member of an external organisation
  3. Work with a national professional body
  4. Become a subject or sector expert
  5. Become a facilitator or trainer
  6. Become an executive headteacher
  7. Become an Ofsted inspector
  8. Become a national leader of education
  9. How to negotiate your professional development with your governing board

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