Wakefield Council is committed to supporting all Headteachers who are new in post. This might be a first headship or an experienced Headteacher who is new to Wakefield.
Our induction processes aim to:
At the conclusion of the induction period the new Headteacher should have a good knowledge of Wakefield Council personnel and procedures and have identified any specific, personal, continuing professional development needs.
There are 6 training opportunities for new Headteachers spread over the first year of headship. These are designed to provide appropriate and relevant information to new Headteachers and those who are new to headship in Wakefield. These include finance, HR and Governance, school improvement planning and self evaluation, safeguarding and health and safety. There are also sessions to support Headteachers in developing resilience and capacity to deal with difficult situations and people.