What is different about being an executive leader – and how you prepare for taking on the role


How is executive leadership different? This session will explore the research evidence about what makes for effective executive leadership; examining the knowledge, skills and attributes that are needed to take on a leadership role across a group of schools. We will consider ways in which people can ensure that their professional development includes an appropriate range of experiences to prepare for executive leadership. As well as looking at what has gone well we will look at where things have not been successful, examining why things may have gone wrong and what preventative actions could have been taken.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.