Book: How to Become a School Leader

 How to Become a School Leader

The secret of success at leadership interviews


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Paperback: AMAZON | BARNES AND NOBLE (US only)

eBook: KINDLE | iBOOK | KOBO | NOOK (US only)



Reader reviews:

“After 6 failed interviews, I read your book and I got the 7th!”

“Got the job. The book was really helpful.”

Read the blurb:

‘How to Become a School Leader’ is your complete guide to the recruitment process. From application form to interview, from subject leaders to headteachers, this is the perfect handbook for aspiring middle and senior leaders.



1 Introduction

2 The application
– finding the perfect job
– articulating your strengths and weaknesses
– outlining your vision and mission
– writing your covering letter
– using the National Standards
– providing evidence of your achievements
– providing evidence of your continuing professional development
– writing your personal statement
– proof-reading your application

3 Selection day activities
– demonstrating your up-to-date knowledge
– inspiring in the panel interviews
– performing in the presentation
– astounding in the assembly
– flying in the lesson observation and feedback
– succeeding in the student panel
– being stimulating in the simulations (eg the meeting)
– impressing in the in-tray exercise and the follow-up
– being brilliant with the briefing note
– dazzling with the data analysis

4 The final interview
– the school improvement question
– the change management question
– the leader vs manager question
– competency-based questions
– the National Standards questions

5 Conclusions


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