For the majority of first-time headteachers, the National College will not charge for the cost of Head Start, but will also not make contribution for supply cover for schools in the maintained sector.
Please check your employment situation against the table and notes below so that you are sure of the contribution you will be asked to make. Other first-time headteachers, such as those from independent schools, may wish to seek support from their employer or a sponsor.
The costs below apply to all Head Start participants from March 2011.
|Participant's employer||Fee (payable by employer)||Notes|
Maintained schools, including:
Non-maintained special schools
Pupil referral units
The National College will not contribute to support supply cover.
The National College will not pay a small schools subsidy for this programme.
|Non-maintained and independent schools||£1,000||
New headteachers from non-maintained or independent schools can access the online materials and communities free of charge.
Participants who wish to take up the online short courses and a coach from a maintained school, academy or other, a charge of £1,000 will be made. This payment will be passed on to the coach’s school.
Payments from independent and non-maintained schools will be sought upon the confirmation of the match with a coach. Late or non payment will result in the National College withdrawing the services of the coach. Should a headteacher withdraw from the programme or be withdrawn by the National College, no reimbursement of any part of the fee will be made.
The National College's payment terms are 30 days from the date on the invoice and payment must be made in full.
Please note that if you withdraw or are withdrawn you will no longer be eligible to apply for the Head Start Programme.