Managing a school leadership transition


For many schools a change of head is the biggest change in the life of a school. It typically involves a transition period of at least 9-12 months between the announcement of the head’s intention to leave and the replacement starting. We present key findings from our latest research, involving chairs of governors and outgoing and incoming heads, highlighting common challenges that schools experience and identifying good practice and pitfalls.

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.