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Headship at an outstanding school

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Keighleigh, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Keighleigh

    Keighleigh New commenter

    Have seen a couple of Headships at 1FE outstanding schools and tempted to apply. Currently work in a 2 FE but would like to be a Head of an effective school before a challenging one!

    Both schools have advertised @ least 2 times.

    Anybody else taken on an outstanding school headship?
     
  2. Keighleigh

    Keighleigh New commenter

    Have seen a couple of Headships at 1FE outstanding schools and tempted to apply. Currently work in a 2 FE but would like to be a Head of an effective school before a challenging one!

    Both schools have advertised @ least 2 times.

    Anybody else taken on an outstanding school headship?
     
  3. dusty67

    dusty67 New commenter

    Having just been through inspection on the new framework, no way would I apply for a Headship at a school judged outstanding in the last framework. Having previously worked in a school where we received outstanding in all areas, there is no comparison between how outstanding is awarded between now and the last few frameworks.

    So, unless the school looks to be a shoe-in for outstanding in the new framework, I wouldn't touch it. After all, do you want to be the head who led the school from outstanding to good (or worse)?
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    40% of Primary Headships were re-advertised last year. 28% of Secondary ones. Haven't got the figures by Ofsted grades, however.
    But not that unusual to re-advertise.
    I tend to think that it's not so much a lack of appropriate candidates, as candidates not knowing how to show that they are appropriate.
    :)
    But I would say that, wouldn't I, since that's what I do in my spare time!
    You are wavering here . . . What made you have the previous view, and what made the change?
    I think that you need to be (a) VERY clear about what type of school you want (b) be able to articulate why (c) be able to show your vision and how to achieve it, whichever type of school it is.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 18th February
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