WHAT IS A HEADTEACHER?
As Headteachers, our role is to effectively lead and manage staff and learners with the confidence of parents, carers and the wider community. Our role can transform lives by providing learning opportunities that enable learners to become effective contributors to wider society.
We lead with compassion, confidence and resilience, motivating and encouraging our staff to do the same. Our responsibilities lie in overseeing the day-to-day running of the school.
We often share these duties with deputy or assistant headteachers in order to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for all.
To do this, we monitor the performance of learners and the school to identify areas of improvement, and share the results with governors, the local authority, consortia, Estyn, visitors, parents and carers.
We also assume responsibility for the school’s finances, using resources effectively to ensure the buildings and grounds are maintained to a high standard and designed to meet learners’ needs.
Above all else, we are committed to building a dedicated and inspiring team to help us achieve our schools' vision.
THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED
A headteacher must have experience as a teacher and therefore will need to have obtained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, through initial teacher education (ITE) and have successfully completed induction. Once an experienced teacher, most headteachers will have previously progressed to become a deputy or assistant headteacher. They would then need to obtain the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) before becoming a headteacher.