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Professional Qualification for Headship (NI). Information Session. PQH (NI). accredited course for those aspiring to headship; underpinned by the National Standards for Headteachers; designed to facilitate adult learning; provides blended learning opportunities; and

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Pqh ni
PQH (NI)

  • accredited course for those aspiring to headship;

  • underpinned by the National Standards for Headteachers;

  • designed to facilitate adult learning;

  • provides blended learning opportunities; and

  • promotes both individual and organisational learning.


National standards for headteachers
National Standards for Headteachers

Define, for headteachers:

  • the core purpose of their job;

  • the outcomes they need to achieve;

  • the knowledge and professional skills necessary; and

  • leadership and management actions across six key areas.


Revised model
Revised Model

  • greater emphasis on self assessment;

  • more challenging entry process;

  • a personalised leadership development journey;

  • placement (in another context); and

  • closer to headship.


Revised model1
Revised Model

Pre – Entry

Entry

Development

Graduation


Professional qualification for headship ni

Revised Model PQH (NI)

“Trainee headteachers” (10 to 12 months)

Personal development plan created by participant

and coach; supported by PQH(NI) materials, peer learning and coaching for improvement

Entry

Stage

Graduation Stage

First headship

Pre-Entry Stage

Activities to stimulate interest in headship and help gauge readiness to apply

Application supported by head

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Assessment and Development centre to assess motivation, capability and readiness

Core leadership

Development provision

Placement in another context

RTU seminars and master classes

Research and policy

Online activities

Present portfolio of evidence

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Panel assesses professional knowledge and understanding, leadership effectiveness and readiness for headship

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Links to ongoing headteacher professional development

Additional leadership development activities

Personalised and determined by development plan

Underpinned by assessment framework and robust QA

Coherent with other leadership development provision: masters level work


Pre entry are you ready for headship www rtuni com pqh
Pre–entryAre you ready for Headship? ( www.rtuni.com/pqh )

  • National Standards for Headteachers

  • Discussion with principal/line manager

  • Current Role

  • Online Self-assessment

  • What if I’m not ready?

  • Succession into leadership resources

    • Key documents

    • Audio and video resources

    • Tools

    • Interactive guides

    • Case Studies


Entry
Entry

  • Online application

    • Expertise and experience across the six key areas

    • Readiness for Headship

    • Verified and supported by principal/line manager

      2. Assessment and Development event

    • Personal Development Review

      • Personal Development Record

    • Assessment and development activities reflecting the role of headteacher

    • Determine individual strengths and areas for development


Development
Development

Elements of development stage:

  • induction;

  • coaching

  • placement;

  • peer learning;

  • workplace learning;

  • online materials and online activities; and

  • attendance at conferences and seminars.


Development introductory day
DevelopmentIntroductory Day

  • explanation of stage elements;

  • reflection of Personal Development Record; and

  • formation of peer learning groups.


Development coaching
DevelopmentCoaching

  • 5-7 hour entitlement ( f2f, telephone, online)

  • Coaches

    • successful heads -skills and competences verified by RTU

    • work with trainee head to achieve goals set out in Personal Development Record


Development placement
DevelopmentPlacement

  • experience of an unfamiliar school context

  • placement headteacher

    • identifies leadership activity

    • positive influential role model

    • provides feedback to candidate

    • provides statement for Graduation Board

  • contribute to a leadership activity or task


Development peer learning
DevelopmentPeer Learning

  • groups formed at Introductory Day (6/7)

  • group has to agree areas of leadership learning

  • online element set up by online learning facilitators

  • evidence of learning to be provided for Graduation Board


Development workplace learning
DevelopmentWorkplace learning

  • suggested leadership activities

    • shadowing

    • role swap

    • deputising at events

    • greater role with Governing Body

  • evidence of learning to be provided for Graduation Board


Development online learning
DevelopmentOnline learning

  • delivered through a Virtual Learning Environment (Fronter)

  • PQH(NI) learning materials

    • 6 study modules

    • leadership learning activities

    • discussions and online seminars


Development conferences and seminars
DevelopmentConferences and seminars

  • conferences – as part of RTU provision

  • seminars – online and face to face


Graduation
Graduation

Graduation Board

  • 3 board members

  • Interview (1 hour minimum) examines 2 areas

    • Credibility for headship

    • Professional learning

  • Evidence - Documentary (electronic portfolio) and oral


Possible timeline
Possible Timeline

  • Applications Open – 1 October 2012

  • Applications Close – 24 October 2012

  • Applications Marked – November 2012

  • Results Issued - w/b 12 November

  • Assessment Centre – February 2013

  • Development Phase – March 2013 – March 2014

  • Graduation Phase – September 2013 & April 2014