Progressing into a school management or leadership position is the next big step in climbing your career ladder.
Once a teacher has developed skills in communication, business acumen, time management, influencing and negotiation it confidently opens doors to pursue a career in educational leadership.
Senior Leadership roles include Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Assistant Head Teachers, and sometimes Head of Departments who all work together to manage the Middle Management team and provide the vision, direction and strategy for the school.
To be an Educational Leader requires multi disciplines such as planning, development, instruction, management and culture.
There are many routes you can pursue, these include middle management and planning roles such as Phase or Subject Leaders, Coordinators and Deputy Head of Department roles.
These would invariably be supplemented to any day to day teaching responsibilities.
Your duties would include:
You can choose whether you want to undertake a more strategic role where you are involved in the day-to-day running of the school or if you prefer a more of a people management role where you will be involved in managing a group of teachers.
Leadership duties can include: