Head Start is a professional development programme for new headteachers. As part of the programme, we offer the opportunity to access a coach – an experienced, serving headteacher who will support you during your first two years of headship. Your coach will provide personalised, needs-based coaching and mentoring support during this stage.
Once your application for Head Start has been accepted, you will receive an email from the National College informing you how to search our database of experienced headteachers who are trained coaches.
All our coaches have been trained in coaching and mentoring, so can provide a range of support.
A coach's support:
This is a free entitlement for new heads registered on the Head Start programme.