In Headship – a new programme to support transition to headship

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership is delighted to launch In Headship, a new programme designed to provide head teachers with the support they require in transitioning to their new role.

The In Headship qualification fully funded by the Scottish Government for substantive head teachers who would normally be within their first two years of headship.

It is the third and final component of the Specialist Qualification for Headship Masters Pathway alongside Middle Leadership and Into Headship, and joins SCEL’s growing suite of programmes designed to support the development of school leaders in Scotland.

The programme encompasses the role of head teacher as a strategic leader within, across and beyond the school community. It is underpinned by a focus on professional problem solving and school improvement and structured to extend the personal, professional and intellectual knowledge and skills that new head teachers need to be able to lead school improvement in a dynamic policy context and anticipate and address the challenges that this may bring.

The 60 credit postgraduate qualification will take approximately one year to complete and the first cohort of the programme will commence in June 2017.

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