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What skills would you want to see in someone applying to be a Head of Yr?

(12 Posts)
olivo Mon 13-May-13 20:44:52

Writing an application and just want to check I haven't missed any vital skills that will be looked for!

Thanks in advance!

LittlePicnic Mon 13-May-13 20:45:51

Empathy, pastoral care, good at work with parents when kids have problems and making effective referrals to other agencies when needed.

olivo Mon 13-May-13 21:11:52

Thank you , I think I need to use the word empathy.

balroymum Mon 13-May-13 21:15:59

Patience, tolerance, organisation, the ability to remain calm at all times (!) and, I think most importantly, high expectations for yourself, the staff you will lead and your students.

Good luck!

olivo Mon 13-May-13 21:19:00

Thank you. Will add those to my list to check. I've read the blooming thing so many times, I'm losing the plot!!

balroymum Mon 13-May-13 21:22:00

No problem! I hate application forms too- I'm meant to be doing one now but can't get going!

olivo Mon 13-May-13 21:23:42

I know the feeling, it's only tonight I've been able to have a really good go at this one. Good luck to you too!

Bonsoir Mon 13-May-13 21:23:44

Management skills - and the desire to improve them.

balroymum Mon 13-May-13 21:26:14

Thanks! smile

olivo Mon 13-May-13 21:27:45

Merci, Bonsoir!

cricketballs Mon 13-May-13 23:28:45

data analysis skills; you need to show that you can analyse a range of data from attendance, academic monitoring, parental involvement etc and to be able to put into place initiatives to improve the statistics (this is for the application and interview; not what parents/other staff will want!)

olivo Tue 14-May-13 21:04:55

Sadly, I lurve statistics cricket balls, thanks!

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