What is your next step in your career?
Kent Teach is the ideal place for you to search for Senior Management roles in Kent Schools. Whether you are looking to become Head of Department or Head of School, Kent Teach is here to guide you with information and search for jobs to help you climb your way up the career ladder.
Are you thinking about Headship?
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is no longer mandatory for Headteachers in the UK. However, if you are looking to further your career by moving into Headship you may wish to start considering the NPHQ as schools will see this as a desirable attribute.
Are you ready for the NPQH?
The NPQH is run by the National College. They would recommend that you are:
- passionate and highly motivated to become a Headteacher
- supported and encouraged to apply by your current Headteacher or line manager
- no more than 18 months away from being a credible Headship applicant
- able to provide evidence of experience, achievements and expertise that relate to The National Standards for Headteachers
See if you are ready for the NPQH using the National College’s NPQH Questionnaire.
For more information and resources visit the National College website
Further Programmes and Support
Kent County Council offers additional support to New Headteachers and those aspiring to headship.
- Kent Mentor Scheme
- Kent Headship Induction
- Head Start
For more information on support and mentoring for visit Kent Trust Web or contact Helen Connolly on 01622 221716.
Kent also works in Partnership with the Educational Leadership Trust to contribute to leadership development and support new and existing Headteachers.