Senior Leader Career Pathway

  • Join a professional association for leaders (example:  ASCL)
  • Maintain a CPD record
  • Record, reflect and analyse opportunities for impact
  • Undertake action research project and share across the school
  • Maintain and share experiences/learning of up-to-date reading on leadership
  • Explore next-step interview procedures
  • Contribute to professional journals/blogs/vlogs
  • Use National College resources

Recommended reading:

  • Hymn of the Tiger Teachers (Katharine Birbalsingh)
  • Teaching Culture (Katharine Birbalsingh)
  • Atomic Habits (James Clear)
  • Rebel Ideas (Matthew Syed)
  • Be involved in new staff recruitment systems
  • Write reports for and present work to Governors
  • 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
  • Shadow Vice Principals/ Principal on an area of interest
  • DSL role
  • Complete Safer Recruitment training
  • Complete GDPR training
  • Line manage colleagues
  • Develop middle leaders and, potentially, other senior leaders
  • Organise/lead whole school events
  • Lead a CPD group
  • Support/lead on school behaviour/attendance processes
  • Contribute to School SEF
  • Contribute to SDP
  • Coach middle leaders
  • Support new staff – understand new staff induction, probation processes
  • Write school policies
  • Lead an investigation
  • Promote and develop the effectiveness of the school’s Christian Values
  • Generate and maintain links with external agencies
  • Setup and manage an SLA with an external organization
  • Play an active part in school QA procedures – lead Deep Dives
  • Be part of internal (BDAT-led) reviews
  • Take part in OFSTED-style training
  • 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
  • BDAT Leader of Education (LE)
  • Delivery of BDAT ITT, ECF and specialist NPQ sessions
  • Access external CPD linked to subject/phase and educational pedagogy
  • Access Teaching School Hub opportunities
  • Access subject and behaviour hub training and materials
  • Access professional association development programmes
  • Access professional association resources
  • Online training and development courses
  • Explore / research opportunities for further study, e.g. Masters
  • Research and apply for an NPQH
  • Book an Annual Career Discussion

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