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Developing senior leaders for headship

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Last updated on 2 November 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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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.

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Contents

  1. 1 Discuss ambitions for the school
  2. 2 Fill any skills gaps
  3. 3 Provide shadowing opportunities
  4. 4 Allow deputy headteachers to act up
  5. 5 Prepare senior leaders for the application process
  6. 6 Enrol the senior leader for the NPQH
  7. 7 Other courses for aspiring headteachers

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