Comments from our Sept 2017 cohort

“The work on “vision” brought it home to me that this is my motivation – the freedom to have your own vision, your own ethos. Of course with that freedom will come responsibility but it’s exciting stuff!”

Christine Pheiffer, Assistant Head, Blackheath High School GDST

 

“I have particularly enjoyed the hotseats -having the opportunity to hear the views and thoughts of people with particular expertise in each area and then being able to bounce ideas off each other.”

Amy Chapman, Deputy Head, Derby High School

 

“I have very much enjoyed my peers’ contributions, which have been incredibly enlightening and thought-provoking.”

Mark English, Deputy Head (Academic), University College School

 

“The marketing session made me think hard about the schools I have been a part of, what they do and why they are successful. There are so many different approaches and it is so important to really understand the identity of your school and the position it occupies in the market place.”

Alexandra Haydon, Head of Science, St Mary’s Calne

 

“The course has generated questions that will help guide my professional learning with regards to ISI inspection over the next year or two.”

Matt Gilberthorpe, Head of Secondary, The British School Yangon, Myanmar

 

“I found the practical/applied nature of the advice and discussions particularly helpful and I feel I am in a much stronger position to follow up these aspects of headship in more detail.”

Jacqueline Zugg, Deputy Head (Academic), Francis Holland School Regent’s Park

 

“Through completing this course I genuinely believe that I have a much better appreciation of the requirements of leading an independent school. I feel more confident than before, particularly about ISI inspection, and I now feel that I know what I need to know.”

Catherine Redfern, Deputy Head (Academic), Gosfield School

 

“In some respects my lightbulb moment has been that I AM READY. I do have a clear vision of what I can bring to a school and the sort of school I would be well suited to.”

Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Head, Cheadle Hulme Junior School

 

“I’ve really enjoyed having my ideas and perceptions challenged.”

Emma Mousley, Head of Year 1, Foremark School, Dubai

 

“I am glad I found out about this course. Engaging with the participants, experts and course founders has reassured me on some things, made me aware where I have to do further professional development, what I may have to prioritise once in role and given me insights to some things I had not even thought of!”

Claudette Salmon, Head-Elect, Raphael School, Romford