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Preparing for Senior Leadership - Wednesday 1 December 2021

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
  • 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

Part 1: 09.30 - 11.00

Welcome and introduction

  • The nature of Senior Leadership – to include Breakout Session One
  • What the Head is looking for, both in appointing a new senior leader, and in working with their Senior Leadership Team

Break: 11.00 – 11.15

Part 2: 11.15 – 12.30


  • Making the transition – how do you prepare? – to include Breakout Session Two
  • Reflection: how ready are you, and what might be your next steps?

12:30: Finish


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