AHDP – Aspiring Headteachers Development Programme
This one-year development programme is an exciting professional learning opportunity for experienced school leaders across Wales who wish to become head teachers in the near future. Completion of this programme is an expectation for all future NPQH applicants.
This national programme is delivered by Regional Consortia and their partners, which include Local Authorities and Higher Education Institutions. It has been endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership with opportunity for accreditation in partnership with UWTSD and Bangor universities.
This programme will be available to all experienced school leaders who believe that they demonstrate attainment against the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership and for whom headship is a realistic next step.
The programme promotes highly effective leadership through self-evaluation and reflection, exploring the relationships between leadership, successful schools and the wider community. It will ensure equity of access to practitioners across Wales and an increase in the number of high-quality applicants for headteacher posts in schools.
Participants will undertake enriching activities that build upon previous experience to develop;
- their understanding of the role of an effective headteacher
- their skills and attributes through self-review against the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership
- their understanding and effective application of a range of leadership skills
- their collaboration skills through an effective engagement in peer networks and
- their knowledge and skills for developing their schools as learning organisations and ensuring the success of the national reform agenda
The programme will enable participants to reflect on their own professional practice and to ensure they are well prepared when applying to undertake formal assessment for the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH).
The programme takes place over a one-year period and requires a commitment of the equivalent of five days between January and December.
All activities undertaken as part of this programme are delivered in Welsh, English or bilingually.
Each candidate is allocated a Leadership Coach and membership of a peer group for support throughout the programme.
|Pre-Programme||Leadership Standards Review [LSR]|
|Development Module 1 – Making a Difference||
|Development Module 2 – Leadership [i]||
|Development Module 3 – Leadership [ii]||
|Development Module 4 – Leading Pedagogy||
|Development Module 5 – Effective development of the school workforce||
Applications are welcomed from proven senior school leaders from across Wales who believe that they demonstrate the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership and for whom headship is a realistic next step.
Applications for this programme should be endorsed by your school’s Headteacher or by your line manager following a professional discussion based on a completed Leadership Standards Review (LSR).
The closing date for submitting your application is: 1pm on 17/01/20.
Please note: Application for NPQH is the expected outcome for participants in this programme.