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Are there any career stage expectation grids for senior leaders? We worked with one of our associate education experts to produce illustrative career stage expectations for deputy and assistant headteachers and SENCOs. You will also find leaders’ standards from a school.

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A school leader asked us for career stage expectations for the leadership team in a primary school, consisting of a deputy headteacher, assistant headteacher and special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO).

We worked with one of our associate education experts, Nina Siddall-Ward, to produce suggested career stage expectations for these roles.

Nina said that these career stage expectations are intended for advisory purposes only. Senior leaders do not have to meet these expectations, as these will depend on the school, and may also vary according to their specific responsibilities.

She added that these expectations are "predicated on an ambition for leaders to support the headteacher", and that another important aspect of leadership is how school leaders support other teachers to meet the Teachers' Standards.

You can download these career stage expectations below.

KeyDoc - Career stage expectations

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