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 • promotes both individual and organisational learning.
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 • greater emphasis on self assessment; • more challenging entry process; • a personalised leadership development journey; • placement (in another context); and • closer to headship.
Revised Model Pre – Entry Entry Development Graduation
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 - 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 - Panel assesses professional knowledge and understanding, leadership effectiveness and readiness for headship - 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–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 • 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 Elements of development stage: • induction; • coaching • placement; • peer learning; • workplace learning; • online materials and online activities; and • attendance at conferences and seminars.
DevelopmentIntroductory Day • explanation of stage elements; • reflection of Personal Development Record; and • formation of peer learning groups.
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
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
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
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
DevelopmentOnline learning • delivered through a Virtual Learning Environment (Fronter) • PQH(NI) learning materials • 6 study modules • leadership learning activities • discussions and online seminars
DevelopmentConferences and seminars • conferences – as part of RTU provision • seminars – online and face to face
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 • 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