Head of school: challenges and expectationsWhat are the challenges and expectations for a head of school? This article has 2 case studies on head of school and executive headteacher arrangements. It also looks at reports on models of leadership in primary schools and executive headship.
New to the headteacher role: priorities at the start of headshipWhat should a new headteacher's priorities be? In this article, we set out advice on what the priorities should be for a new headteacher in the first few weeks of headship from 2 of our associate education experts. We also link to articles on key tasks for new headteachers and managing workload.
Role of an executive headteacherIs there guidance on the role of an executive headteacher? This article looks at when an executive headteacher might be appointed and what the role involves. You will also find advice for new executive headteachers.
Role of a primary school deputy headteacherWhat is the role of a deputy headteacher in a primary school? We summarise information from the DfE, and include a case study and an interview on a deputy head’s role. We also relay advice on their role in raising standards, and from our associate experts on responsibilities for health and safety.
Role of a subject leader (primary)Understand how the role of a subject leader might work so you can develop an effective model of middle leadership in your school. You'll also find guidance on time and pay for the role.
Role of a subject leader (secondary)Understand the role of a subject leader in a secondary school so you can develop an effective model of middle leadership. You'll also find guidance on time and pay for the role.
Staff room poster: roles and responsibilitiesUse our poster in your staff room or school office to show which members of staff are responsible for what. Add photos to help volunteers, agency staff, or new staff find the right person quickly.
Strategic responsibilities of school leadersAre there any examples of strategic tasks for the SLT and teachers? This article links to examples of strategic responsibilities from schools for different senior leadership team (SLT) positions. We also point to examples for phase leaders and subject leaders.