Deputy Head Teacher/Vice Principal Career Pathway

Recommended reading:

  • Hymn of the Tiger Teachers (Katharine Birbalsingh)
  • Atomic Habits (James Clear)
  • Rebel Ideas (Matthew Syed)
  • Deputise for the Head
  • Manage/lead other senior leaders
  • Be involved in new staff recruitment systems
  • Write reports for and present work to Governors
  • DSL role
  • Development of HR skills, e.g. understanding sickness, disciplinary investigations, staff absence, investigations
  • Development of Finance skills, e.g. budget setting and monitoring
  • Plan and lead CPD for and embed school priorities
  • Complete Safer Recruitment training
  • Complete GDPR training
  • Line manage colleagues
  • Attendance at, supporting the facilitation of or leading Professional Learning Committees.
  • Attendance at and supporting the facilitation of or leading Networks.
  • Lead CPD or moderation sessions as part of the programme
  • Shadowing a DH/VP in another Trust school.
  • Attendance at LGB of another Trust school. Delivery of BDAT ITT, ECF and specialist NPQ sessions
  • NPQH
  • Diocese of Leeds Education Team’s courses
  • Becoming an NPQ assessor
  • Carrying out peer reviews at other schools e.g. external and safeguarding.
  • Book an Annual Career Discussion
  • Apply for an NPQH
  • BDAT aspiring Headteachers course

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