December 19th, 2011
Flexible Route to Headship Report 2011 worddocThanks to all of you who contributed to this review of the Flexible Routes to Headship Programme. And thanks to all the participants, coaches, supporters, officers who have made it so successful.
We are currently recruiting for FRH Cohort 6 and are delighted with the early interest.
July 13th, 2010
Thanks to CPD Managers at local authority level for returning the leadership survey. Interesting now for the National CPD team to be looking at models of leadership development within schools. Really worthwhile to hear of interesting initiatives on this to support our own observations.
July 13th, 2010
We enjoyed holding our second meeting of the leadership advisory group in June. This is a consultancy group formed with the purpose of informing and advising the National CPD Team. From the evidence of the leadership survey we agreed some action points on leadership development designed to support local authorities.
The experience of Margaret Barclay, Danny Murphy, Gillian Hamilton and Charlie McAteer continues to be invaluable in determining our contribution to the national agenda. We will take forward these action points and be in liaison with CPD Managers as we do this. One of the action points is to review and redraft “CPD For Educational Leaders (2003)” which we know many of us continue to use to provide a structure for leadership development at school and authority level.
July 13th, 2010
We were all inspired by the FRH Leadership conference over two days in May. We joined 42 aspiring headteachers from 11 local authorities and 22 professional development coaches. We focussed on the themes of strategic leadership, coaching and personal learning plans. We were very pleased with the positive evaluation of the programme and look forward to meeting up again withour colleagues at our next one day seminar in November.
We have attached a copy of the FRH model for your information.
Jim Keegans 13.07.10
March 30th, 2009
Kat Healey has joined the CPD Team to support the Flexible Route to Headship project. She will be based at COSLA, Rosebery House, Edinburgh, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 474 9362.
You will get the chance to meet Kat at our anual conference on 23rd-24th April, so please say hello.
January 29th, 2009
Jim and Scottish Government colleagues are talking to a number of authorities about the roll-out of the FR pilot. For those of you who are interested you might like to look at the evaluation of the pilot that was conducted jointly by the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge.
If you’d like to know more then feel free to contact Jim or any other member of the team.
November 23rd, 2007
The Flexible Routes to Headship pilot programme has been operational for 9 months involving 30 participants across 5 local authorities. A unique feature of the programme is the support provided for each participant by a Professional Development Coach. This support is currently focussed on each participant’s Professional Learning Plan constructed following self evaluation against the Standard for Headship.
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