Tip 2 - Outline Your Credentials - Derventio Education

Tip 2 - Outline Your Credentials - Derventio Education

Tip 2 - Outline Your Credentials
Leadership Tips > Tip 2 - Outline Your Credentials Last Modification : 01/06/2018
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Stuart Reece
1st June 2018

The advent of the NPQH (National Professional Qualification of Headship) has helped to give formality to aspiring to the top of the ladder. Training in managerial techniques, school placements and leading a programme of change is great preparation. Nevertheless, experience and the ability to work under pressure are paramount to able be to demonstrate to school governors that you possess the required credentials. At interview, you must be able to espouse your achievements and we advise you to take ownership of outcomes to help you prepare for increased responsibility.

Values must not be overlooked. A fair and just leader is someone who can be trusted. A highly thought of leader is one that is less likely to face descent from the staff room. This can save valuable time and always adopt the mindset of treating others how you would like to be treated yourself. You will never be all things to all people and inevitably you will experience some unpopularity in some quarters. However, you can always strive for improvement and be aspirational for your school. Staff will value this mindset and value your credentials.

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