What makes an outstanding Headteacher?

Kent Headteachers are driven people, who live and breathe education, understand the importance of strong leadership and have the qualities and experience to further develop schools that are full of exciting potential.

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What's the next step in your career?

Kent-Teach is the go to for leadership roles in Kent Schools. Whether you are looking to become Head of Department or Head of School, Kent-Teach is here to help you climb your way up the career ladder.

Are you thinking about Headship?

If you are looking to further your career by moving into Headship, you may wish to consider the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). 

To undertake the NPQH for Headship the National College 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.

For more information and resources visit the National College website

New Headteachers and Governors Unite!

Schools’ Personnel Service in partnership with Leadership and Governance, are offering a special event for new Headteachers, focused on planning a leadership strategy for day 1 and beyond. Attending with their Chairs of governors, the day serves as an opportunity to consider together what needs to happen to ensure a true, joined up approach to leadership and those all-important first steps on route to realising their shared vision.

For more details please visit Kent CPD Online or email Summer Macer, HR & Training Consultant on summer.macer@kent.gov.uk 

Further Programmes and Support

Kent County Council offers additional support to New Headteachers and those aspiring to headship. For more information on support and mentoring visit www.kelsi.org.uk.

Kent also works in Partnership with Southern Educational Leadership Trust (SELT) to contribute to leadership development and support new and existing Headteachers.