Headteachers

How the Headteacher of the Year goes about his job In this programme, Times Educational Supplement journalist Fiona Flynn finds out how Head Teacher of the Year Richard Wallis manages the challenges of leading Sandwich Technology College – a large secondary school in Kent.

Is the way to make the job of head more tenable simply to support teachers to manage bureaucracy better or does the role need a more fundamental overhaul? Peter Curran hosts a discussion with primary head Joe Johnson and secondary head Chris Nicholls, who also chairs the DfES’s Implementation Review Unit.

Finally, for those who remain undaunted and still have ambitions to become a head teacher, the Specialist Schools Trust puts aspiring heads through rigorous mock interviews as part of their ‘Aspirant Heads’ course. Careerwise gives you a fly on the wall view, a fascinating insight into what constitutes a successful interview.

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