Supporting new HoDs in reaching their greatest potential during their first year in post


‘Because middle leaders are the engine of any school. In many ways you are the most important leadership group in the school. The most important.’ Sir Michael Wilshaw (2014) Heads of Departments fill an essential role in every school and despite extensive managerial skills required, they often learn on the job with relatively brief training. Having spent several years inducting new HoDs, Kate and Alex will discuss what they have learned about how our colleagues grow into this role, the support they value, and how they can be nudged to reach higher levels of performance whilst learning their new roles.

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.