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New Headteacher Induction Programme

The Hertfordshire induction programme for new headteachers is designed to assist the process of initiation to headship, introduce colleagues (where appropriate) to Hertfordshire County Council Children's Services, and support colleagues in balancing the practical demands of their new role with personal leadership development.

Component parts:

  • A handover toolkit to help support the incoming head teacher
  • A welcome event with some very practical information and contact points
  • A significant number of Hertfordshire head teachers who are Professional Partners available to work with new heads
Handing Over Headship – A Toolkit for Schools

The toolkit is offered to schools as an example of best practice in ensuring the smooth handover from one headteacher to another and results from a research project undertaken in Hertfordshire LA during the spring and summer terms 2006.

For more information regarding the handover toolkit please contact Lin Lovett on phone: 01438 844854 or email linda.lovett@hertsforlearning.co.uk


Primary New HeadTeacher Induction Training Programme: Autumn 2017

Autumn Term 2017

Title

Date

Time

Course code

Invitation code

Pre Incumbency session

A session for those appointed but not yet in post - initial welcome and sharing best practice for the first few days in headship.

Tutor: Norah Tattersall

Tuesday 29th August 2017

9am-12pm Noon

17MAN/034P

P817

Welcome session

New Heads formal welcome – an opportunity to meet other new heads from around the county, understanding the county council and HfL model, reflecting on the first week, meeting key advisers from HfL and providing an opportunity for the heads to meet their professional partners Norah Tattersall (including Tracy Warner and Andrew de Csilléry)

Tuesday 19th September 2017

9am-3.30pm

17MAN/035P

W917

Effective use of data

Making effective use of data – a day helping the heads to understand the attainment and progress data for their school, gaining a deeper understanding of how cohorts and groups are achieving compared to national and county averages.

Trainer: Ben Fuller

Thursday 28th September 2017

9am-4pm

17MAN/036P

ED917

School self evaluation training

2 days of training with gap task in between looking at creating a rigorous monitoring cycle, how to evaluate current practice and identify the priorities for the year, writing the SEF and school development planning.

Trainers: Norah Tattersall, Alan Cocker, Richard Boulton

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

9am-4pm

17MAN/041P

SSE1017

Working with governors

Working with their governors –a ½ day session looking at how to welcome the governors’ challenge and support in equal measure and provide information, enabling them to fulfil their role.  Your chair of governors is invited to attend with you.

Trainer: Kathy Dunnett

Thursday 23rd November 2017

4pm-7pm

17MAN/033P

WG1117

HR

Twilight session delivered by HR providing an introduction to HR advisory service and support available to subscribers. Session will also cover topical HR issues currently facing schools and how HR can support HT’s

Trainer: Chris Perrotton

Thursday 7th December 2017

4pm-6pm

17MAN/038P

HR1217

Finance

½ a day looking at overseeing a school budget in the current challenging climate.

Tutor: Cheryl Faint

Wednesday 21st February 2018

9am-12pm noon

17MAN/039P

F218

Business Management

Trainer:

Wednesday 21st February 2018

1pm-5pm

TBC

TBC

Effective use of data

Making effective use of data – a day helping the heads to understand the attainment and progress data for their school, gaining a deeper understanding of how cohorts and groups are achieving compared to national and county averages.

Trainer: Ben Fuller

Wednesday 7th March 2017

9am-4pm

17MAN/037P

ED318

Effective Confrontation

This two day course will enable new headteachers to:
learn skills and strategies to manage and practice effective confrontation to improve and maintain good relationships and prevent difficulties escalating.  Quote: “I have been able to reflect on effective confrontation as an opportunity, a gift, something positive-rather than a negative to be avoided.”

Tutor: Kim Frazer

Day 1- Friday 19th January 2018

Day 2 - Thursday 1st February 2018

9am-4pm

17MAN/060P

EF118

Educational Psychologist session

This session covers a range of issues and can  include: critical incidents, the range of work covered by EP’s, contactline (telephone slots)

 

Tuesday 6th February 2018

 

4pm-6pm

17MAN/062P

EP218

Managing Under Pressure

This session will identify the symptoms and causes of stress in school and home life and  learn skills and strategies to manage under pressure

Trainer: Kim Frazer

Friday 23rd March 2018

9am-4pm

17MAN/059P

MUP318

Effective Confrontation

This two day course will enable new headteachers to:
learn skills and strategies to manage and practice effective confrontation to improve and maintain good relationships and prevent difficulties escalating.  Quote: “I have been able to reflect on effective confrontation as an opportunity, a gift, something positive-rather than a negative to be avoided.”

Tutor: Kim Frazer

Day 1- Friday 20th April 2018

Day 2 - Friday 4th May 2018

9am-4pm

18MAN/003P

EC418

Finance

½ a day looking at overseeing a school budget in the current challenging climate.

Tutor: Cheryl Faint

Wednesday 9th May 2018

9am-12pm noon

18MAN/004P

F518

School self evaluation training

2 days of training with gap task in between looking at creating a rigorous monitoring cycle, how to evaluate current practice and identify the priorities for the year, writing the SEF and school development planning.

Trainers: Norah Tattersall, Alan Cocker, Richard Boulton

Day 1- Tuesday 5th June 2018

Day 2 - Wednesday 27th June 2018

9am-4pm

18MAN/007P

SSE618

Working with governors

A twilight session looking at how to welcome the governors’ challenge and support in equal measure and provide information, enabling them to fulfil their role.  Your chair of governors is invited to attend with you.

Trainer: Kathy Dunnett

Thursday 24th May 2018

4pm-7pm

18MAN/006P

WG518

Managing Under Pressure

This session will identify the symptoms and causes of stress in school and home life and  learn skills and strategies to manage under pressure

Trainer: Kim Frazer

Friday 6th July 2018

9am-4pm

18MAN/001P

MUP718

Training sessions are held at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage unless otherwise stated.

The complete new headteacher induction package costs £1500 for the training programme, 2 executive coaching sessions and a Hertfordshire Professional Partner (HPP).

To book please visit:

For further information please contact Lin Lovett, Administration Support Assistant linda.lovett@hertsforlearning.co.uk