(8) Preparing for Headship (The Grosvenor Hotel, London 6 November 2018)

Aspiring Heads of HMC and other independent schools.

Description

This course is for:

Aspiring Heads of HMC and other independent schools.

Course outcomes:

  • Learn about headship and its opportunities and challenges
  • Understand your own development needs and career pathway in preparation for headship
  • Increase your awareness of the application, interview and recruitment process and what the governors are looking for during this process
  • Consider how to work effectively with the governing body once you are in post
  • Build your understanding of school strategy and how to market your school
  • Acquire strategies for making an effective transition to headship
  • Develop insight into scenarios you are likely to face in headship, and how to approach them in practice

Course outline: 

09:45 – 10:00

Arrival, registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome and introduction

Jill Berry, former Head and Educational Consultant

10:10 – 11:00

Session 1: Marketing and the Educational Landscape

Russell Speirs, Founder, RSAcademics

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee

11:15 – 12:10

Session 2: Making the transition to Headship

Paul Sanderson, Head, Bloxham School

12:10 – 13:00

Session 3: The recruitment process, and what the governors are looking for

Claire Oulton, RSAcademics

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 14:30

Session 4: School governance, and working with the governing body

Julia Burns, former Head and Educational Consultant

14:30 – 15:15

Session 5: Scenarios

Jill Berry, former Head and Educational Consultant

15:15 – 15:30

Tea

15:30 – 16:30

Session 6: Headship – the role and how ready are you?

Jill Berry, former Head and Educational Consultant

16:30

Closing remarks and depart