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New to Headteaching Support Package

STAR Teaching School Alliance


STAR Teaching School Alliance is pleased to be able to offer the following support package to schools where a new to headteaching appointment has been made.

We understand that taking on the lead of a school when new to headteaching can be a very daunting period for the appointee, school staff and governing body. The STAR TSA New to Headteaching package aims to reduce some of the uncertainties during this key transition period for a school, and provide assurances to the Governing Body through a framework of support for the new Head delivered by an experienced and successful STAR TSA headteacher.

This support package aims to contribute to a structured, realistic, flexible and comprehensive plan of development and support, in terms of both the requirements of the role, work life balance, and reducing levels of stress associated with the role of headteacher.

Over the course of the first year of tenure, the support provided to the new headteacher can be both personal and practical (depending on the requirements of the new headteacher and their school).

Advice and guidance can be provided in respect of the following:

  • Supporting self-evaluation
  • Reviewing/developing/implementing the School Development Plan
  • Effective use of data to drive pupil progress and attainment
  • Policies & procedures
  • Networking and collaborative working
  • Teacher development & performance management
  • Personal time management and well-being.

It is anticipated that support provided will be “front-ended” as follows:

  • First Half Term – up to 1 full day
  • Second Half Term – up to 1 full day
  • Second Full Term – half a day
  • Third Term – half a day

As well as face to face meeting the supporting headteacher will be available by phone to discuss any emergent issues for which support (or just a sounding board) is required.

The cost of this support package is £1200.

Should significant additional support be identified (either from STAR headteacher or other STAR leaders of education) this shall be agreed as a separate school to school support package based on STAR TSA day rates.

To arrange please email the STAR TSA Business Manager: or call 07565 398897