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'Executive headteachers: key players in emerging school landscapes'


A meeting of the BELMAS Structural Reform RIG

Date: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Venue: Birmingham 
Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

As school structures in England are reconfigured both nationally and locally, patterns of leadership and influence are changing as new roles emerge and others become less important. Arguably the most significant - and certainly the most numerous - of these new roles is that of Executive Head/Principal. There are now more than 600 individuals holding such positions, with a variety of roles, from leading multi academy trusts and all-through schools to working on change across a number of schools. As academisation proceeds, especially in the primary sector, the number of Executive Heads/Principals is likely to increase rapidly. Yet there is, as yet, little systematic research on this important category of professionals. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together practitioners and researchers to explore what we know about Executive Heads/Principals and to help set a research agenda for the future. Speakers will include Pippa Lord, senior researcher from NFER on the NFER/NGA/FLT collaborative research project Executive Headteachers: What’s in a name?; Sue Robinson, lead on System Leadership at the Elliot Foundation; Rob Campbell, Executive Principal, Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire; Susan Cousin, author of a 7 year study on system leadership and associate of The London Centre for Leadership and Learning; and John Coldron and Tim Simkins of Sheffield Hallam University.

Registration for this event is free and full venue details will be provided to registered delegates in the form of joining instructions.

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