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Aspiring Assistant Head

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by soulteacher, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. soulteacher

    soulteacher New commenter

    Hello. I'm currently a middle leader considering applying to become a senior leader in my school and feeling a bit daunted by the step up.

    Can anyone give any words of advice for writing the personal statement, interview, or in tray exercise please?

    Much appreciated
  2. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    Each school does it differently.
    A personal statement needs to show how your skills/values/experience match their needs, making you invaluable to them.

    The interview will be explained to you either just before or on the day and they'll tell you what to do. It will always be around prioritising, communicating with staff/parents etc.
    tara-gourlay and soulteacher like this.
  3. install

    install Star commenter

    Depends on exact role but consider:

    Whole School Data
    Strongest Subjects
    Weakest Subjects
  4. AlexiT

    AlexiT New commenter

    Know your own data and school well - in case asked about it - and theirs.

    Do some fishbowl activities - these are really hard to do, but you could do as part of an aspiring SLT group.
  5. shaia

    shaia New commenter

    if it is your school then presumably you are aware of the issues and have ideas on how they can be resolved,
    know your data
    know the ofsted report
    know the SIP
    if possible speak to your HT, let them know you are interested and ask what they are looking for
  6. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    I thought it was by who you know and who's backside you kiss.
    install likes this.
  7. install

    install Star commenter

    It can be that too. Cliques are common place in many schools in my experience .

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