It is critical for the success of schools that talent is developed and not wasted or lost. Professional development for teaching and support staff is essential to improve practice year on year for the benefit of all students. Staff flourish in schools that create an environment of professional trust and respect. These schools see professional development as the heart of the job, driving school improvement for pupils and students and improving the morale and expertise of the staff.
A strategic staff professional development plan, which includes a considered recruitment strategy for the school provides a framework within which exciting and innovative staff development can take place. A properly planned programme, inspired by the best ideas and rooted in the practical realities of a busy school life, is a great motivator for staff and enables aspiring leaders to appreciate the importance of professional development as they grow and develop.
There are a number of ways aspiring leaders can develop confidence, gain experience and insight into the next job and we would be happy to discuss these practical approaches with you.
WiSH offers a wide range of consultancy and recruitment services to support school and staff development.
- Consultancy on whole school strategic planning and will work with you to develop a practical recruitment strategy.
- Guidance on succession planning and how to spot and develop talent. We have expertise on supporting you in developing the talents of underrepresented groups, particularly women.
- Experienced impartial advice, which includes support and feedback at interviews through sitting on interview panels during your internal appointments processes.
- A robust and highly professional Headteacher Recruitment Service. We can support governors in discussing the needs of the school and offer advice on how to go about recruiting the next headteacher. We undertake this in association with a leading professional association, The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).
Please contact us to have an informal discussion about these services