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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@hertscc.gov.uk


Primary New HeadTeacher Induction Training Programme: Spring 2017

Spring Term 2017

Title

Date

Time

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: Tracy Warner

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

9am-12pm

Welcome session

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.

Tutor: Tracy Warner

Tuesday 24th January 2017

8.30 am -12.30 pm

Critical Incidents

Tutor: Ann Ricketts & Anne Powell-Davis

Wednesday 8th February 2017

4 pm-6.00 pm

Finance

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

Tutor: Cheryl Faint

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

9am-12pm

Resilience and wellbeing

This three day course will enable new headteachers to:

  1. learn skills and strategies to manage and practice effective confrontation to improve and maintain good relationships and prevent difficulties escalating
  2. identify the symptoms and causes of stress in school and home life and learn skills and strategies to manage under pressure

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Thursday 9th March 2017

Thursday 23rd March 2017

9am-4pm

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: Tracy Warner

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

4pm-6pm

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.

Tutor: Ben Fuller

Tuesday 28th March 2017

9am-4pm


Primary New HeadTeacher Induction Training Programme: Summer 2017

Summer Term 2017

Title

Date

Time

Welcome session

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.

Tutor: Tracy Warner

Thursday 20th April 2017

9am-12pm

Resilience and wellbeing

This three day course will enable new headteachers to:

  1. learn skills and strategies to manage and practice effective confrontation to improve and maintain good relationships and prevent difficulties escalating
  2. identify the symptoms and causes of stress in school and home life and learn skills and strategies to manage under pressure

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

9am-4pm

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.

Tutor: Kathy Dunnett

Thursday 25th May 2017

4pm-7pm

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.

Tutor: Tracy Warner, Alan Cocker, Richard Boulton

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Wednesday 28th June 2017

9am-4pm

Finance

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

Tutor: Cheryl Faint

Wednesday 14th June 2017

9am-12pm

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