Expand your skills to become a Headteacher’s PA that’s ready for future challenges!
The challenges of the last academic year has highlighted just how crucial the role of the Headteacher’s PA is to the efficient running of a school. However increased responsibilities doesn’t always result in increased training, despite the need to develop the skills to adapt to future challenges.
That’s why, in accordance with requests from the Headteacher’s PAs on our level 1 and 2 course, we have created the brand new Headteacher’s PA Certificate (Level 3).
Note: This is a stand-alone course, so it isn’t a requirement to have taken Levels 1 and 2, but it is recommended. To view levels 1 and 2 click here.
Core objectives for level 3 include:
★ Have a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities in your school
★ Learn management and leadership skills to liaise effectively at all levels
★ Know how to set targets for your team and carry out performance management
★ Gain insight into essential HR skills for managers
★ Know how to look after the mental and physical wellbeing of you and your team
★ Implement effective personal development to develop your role.
Why this particular course:
- Our unique system will let you work through this specialist training programme at your own pace and at a time you choose.
- You will be able to test your knowledge along the way with quizzes and tests to identify gaps in your knowledge.
- Hear from our range of education experts on all aspects of your role.
- Access tools, templates, checklists and policies that you can download and start using straight away in your school.
- Access the training anytime, anywhere, in a format that suits you, either on your computer, tablet or mobile.
- Module 1:
Roles and relationship building (part one)
- Your role and working with others
- Understanding the role of the Attendance Officer
- Understanding the role of the Exam Officer
- Understanding the role of the Admissions Officer
- Understanding the role of the Leadership team
- Module 2:
Roles and relationship building (part two)
- Understanding the role of the Headteacher
- Understanding the role of the SENCO
- Understanding the role of the chair of governors
- Organisation social responsibility and ethics
- Media and public relations
- Building relations with parents
- Module 3:
Management and team leadership
- Managerial skills and managing up
- Leadership skills
- Problem solving
- Dealing with difficult people
- Setting targets
- Carrying out performance management
- Retention and motivation
- Managing a budget
- Module 4:
An introduction to HR skills for managers
- Absence and leave
- Maternity, paternity and adoption
- Conflict and dispute resolution
- Discipline and grievance
- Avoiding discrimination
- Restructuring staff
- Termination of employment
- Module 5:
Wellbeing and self-care
- Understanding mental health issues
- Supporting your mental health
- Creating a healthy work environment
- Tackling work related stress
- Supporting staff with personal difficulties, including bereavement
- The benefits of flexible working
- Gaining work/life balance
- Module 6:
Career and personal development
- Developing goals including how to develop your role
- Understanding the ‘big picture’ of organisation goals
- Identifying the urgent/important aspects of your role
- Identifying your strengths and weaknesses
- Tools for managing your workload
- Developing your personal image including on Linkedin
- Improving communication skills