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Last updated on 2 November 2016
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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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  1. Discuss ambitions for the school
  2. Fill any skills gaps
  3. Provide shadowing opportunities
  4. Allow deputy headteachers to act up
  5. Prepare senior leaders for the application process
  6. Enrol the senior leader for the NPQH
  7. Other courses for aspiring headteachers

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