Assisting first-time headteachers make the transition to formal leadership, this resource provides essential support and encouragement to help them fulfill their potential as educational leaders.

The Transition to Formal Leadership

The transition to formal leadership

The transition to formal school leadership contains a number of required learning experiences that mainly need to be accumulated during your working life, although they may also be configured by personal attributes or a personal history that has taken on board the relevant experiences in an unconscious, unplanned manner. It is my contention that, even with the formal requirement of licensure schemes such as NPQH, headteachers are not fully prepared for the position through prior training or experience and, consequently, require access to a range of development activities and support before appointment and during induction that will make them more effective in their new job.

That belief has been established as a result of previous research I ...

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