Executive Leaders

Executive Leaders

These modules cover the key stages in the lead executive recruitment process and the critical role the board has in holding executive leaders to account through effective headteacher appraisal. 

Headteacher appraisal and capability
Headteacher appraisal and capability +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand the aims and purpose of the appraisal
  • Understand the capability process
  • Understand how to conduct an appraisal effectively
  • Know how to take appropriate action when there are doubts about a headteachers capability

Study time: Approximately 55 mins

Headteacher recruitment - succession planning
Headteacher recruitment - succession planning +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand key current issues in school leadership
  • Consider the future of your own school
  • Understand the stages of an effective executive recruitment process
  • Understand a Headteacher induction
  • Develop your succession planning strategy

Study time: Approximately 55 mins

Setting performance objectives for executive leaders
Setting performance objectives for executive leaders +

This module will help you to:

  • Form the basis of effective appraisal
  • Mirror the key priorities identified by the organisation’s pursuit of its vision
  • Be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timebound

Study time: Approximately 15 mins

Recruiting a senior executive leader
Recruiting a senior executive leader +

This module will help you to:

  • Understand recruiting the headteacher, chief executive officer or other senior executive leader is one of the most important and difficult tasks a governing board will undertake. Getting it right in a competitive environment requires an awareness of professional recruitment practice This two-unit module provides informed, practical guidance for all stages of what is often a lengthy process requiring significant resources. 
  • Each unit can be studied separately.

Study time: Approximately 1 hr

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