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After advice please about becoming a Deputy Head

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by LogiGal, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. I have no idea why the html type writing appeared at the beginning of my post - sorry [​IMG]
  2. Dear LogiGal,
    You sound like a worthy candidate for AH or DH to me. I like the fact that you are not arrogant about your achievements - good teachers never are, they always want to improve. The Key Question is "Why do you want to be a Deputy, or Assistant Head?" ..............???? ...........................????
    The only proper reason to want to be a Deputy in my book is that you want to go on and be a HT. Assistant Head could just be a career move.
    If you really want to be a HT ask yourself
    1) Am I resilient, especially emotionally?
    2) Am I good with a whole range of people?
    3) Am I good at solving problems and finding creative solutions?
    4) (Is it about me/status, or) is it about making a difference, serving the community?
    5) Are you able to organise yourself and others well?
    If you answered Yes to all 5, go for it and Good Luck. It's a great job if you don't weaken!
  3. I would say that 2 - 3 years' worth of improving a major aspect of school is a sufficient measure. Don't sell yourself short, you have much to offer.

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