(17) Preparing for Senior Leadership (The Grosvenor Hotel, London, 10 March 2020)

This course is for:
Aspiring Deputy Heads, Directors of Studies, Assistant Heads and other senior leadership roles.


Course Outcomes – by the end of the course delegates will have:

  • Learnt about senior leadership roles and their opportunities and challenges
  • Gained awareness of different leadership styles and approaches, and the characteristics of excellent senior leaders
  • Understood their own development needs and career pathways in preparation for a senior leadership role
  • Learnt about the application, interview and recruitment process
  • Developed insight into making an effective transition to a senior leadership role

09:45 – 10:00

Arrival, registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome and introduction

Dr 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


11:15 – 12:10

Session 2: Making the transition to Headship

Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster, Reading Blue Coat School

12:10 – 13:00

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

Claire Oulton, RSAcademics

13:00 – 13:45


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

Dr Jill Berry, former Head and Educational Consultant

15:15 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:30

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

Dr Jill Berry, former Head and Educational Consultant


Closing remarks and depart