New Headteachers

Programme overview

As a new headteacher, you need to lay the foundations for future success and set the tone to secure progress and build confidence. This is an important period for both you and your school, setting out on a trajectory for further improvement. At this critical time of your school’s development, you will value being part of a network of supportive like-minded headteachers and accessing high-quality professional development that will maximise your impact. You only get one chance to make a first impression – this programme ensures it is the right one.

This training course will equip you with the skills required to make your first headship a success. You will have the opportunity to work alongside successful practicing headteachers and establish a valuable network of support at this crucial career milestone. By developing the skills and knowledge required in key areas of school leadership, you will begin to build an informed vision of progress and strategically plan for your school’s future development.

How the programme works

Delegates will receive two professional coaching sessions in the first year of the programme

Event Title Date Location
One Establishing the vision and your moral purpose TBC TBC
Two Selection between one of the following:
– Leadership, vision, culture and stakeholders TBC TBC
– Developing teachers and teaching TBC TBC
Three Intelligent accountability and building a high performance team TBC TBC
Four SSAT National Conference (one day) TBC TBC

Delegates will be provided with a toolkit for the ‘first 100 days of headship’ prior to starting the programme, which will include useful resources for your first weeks in post.


  • Shape the vision for your school and set in motion strategies to make it happen.
  • Work in collaboration with a cohort of fellow headteachers to share solutions to your current challenges and priorities.
  • Engage with experienced, successful and innovative headteachers from around the country.
  • Visit high-performing schools and academies across the country.
  • Build a national support network of new headteachers.



Start date
TBC – The 2017 cohort is now fully booked, the next cohort will open for bookings in Spring 2017.

One Year

Four events plus two executive coaching sessions

Ideal for
Headteachers in their first two years of headship

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