New Headteacher Induction 24-25

The Schools Alliance for Excellence Induction Programme for New Headteachers across all phases in Surrey schools.

New Headteachers are warmly invited to join the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2024-25, run by Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE), in partnership with Surrey County Council. SAfE is committed to developing outstanding leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve outcomes for children and young people. We are passionate about supporting collaborative partnerships.

SAfE is responsible for the professional development of new headteachers and this induction programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership and establish relationships with other headteachers, building your own professional network. The programme is cross-phase, so new headteachers from a rich mix of settings come together for these sessions.

We begin the programme with a New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast. ALL new Headteachers in Surrey are invited to attend. Join us to meet other headteachers new in post and/or new to Surrey and to meet the SAfE Team and key members of the Surrey County Council Education Department.
The programme consists of six ‘in person’ sessions. Sessions 1 & 6 will be at the SAfE Headquarters and will focus on Leadership thinking and learning. Sessions 2, 3, 4, & 5 will be held in a phase specific school and will include input on a key element of Headship; Finance, HR, Governance & Curriculum. These sessions will include time with the HT, a learning walk, expert input on the key element, and facilitated discussion about the topic and other relevant issues.

The beliefs, knowledge and or teaching practices this programme aims to address

  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship
  • Development of strategies and approaches to management of staff, including holding difficult conversations
  • Support with developing the vision of the school
  • Familiarisation of the support available for Headteachers in Surrey
  • Input and learning about key aspects of school leadership

Intended Impact on Practice

  • To build skills, knowledge and confidence of New HTs to undertake their new role.
  • Opportunity to network with others new to role.

Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Supporting good school leadership will benefit all pupils, including those with SEND and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Mentor Package

We can also partner new Heads with a professional partner. These colleagues are experienced Heads who are happy to support you in your first year as Headteacher.

This will be an additional service provided on top of the New Headteacher Induction package.

Mentor Package

£1,000.00 Excl. VAT

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Event Details

Day 1: October 02, 2024
Start time: 13:00
End time: 16:00

Day 2: November 25, 2024
Start time: 09:00
End time: 12:00

Day 3: January 15, 2025
Start time: 09:00
End time: 12:00

Day 4: March 04, 2025
Start time: 09:00
End time: 12:00

Day 5: May 19, 2025
Start time: 09:00
End time: 12:00

Day 6: July 07, 2025
Start time: 09:00
End time: 12:00

Venue: St John the Baptist / School Sites