HeadStart: Introduction to Primary Headship in Lancashire

Suitable for: Headteacher

Course code Keystages Presented by
MAN158 Foundation; KS1; KS2
  • Samantha Oates (Primary Adviser (North))
  • Suzanne Fish (Advisor)

HeadStart is a 12-month programme providing professional induction for first-time Primary Headteachers. It is a developmental programme designed to support and challenge the thinking of the participants in their new role and to enable them to establish a professional network

The programme changes with each cohort to meet the National and local needs of the participants but typically focuses on:

Headship – What’s different about being the Headteacher?
1. Understanding self and others personal resilience
2. Key Services and Support
3. Understanding the Effectiveness of EYFS as a Headteacher
4. Human Resources for newly appointed Headteachers
5. Assessment Responsibilities
6. Working Effectively with Governors
8. Teaching and Learning/Curriculum Design/School Improvement Planning including Monitoring and Evaluation
9. Psychological Safety within a TEAM

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