Headteacher skills audit

Download the skills audit template to help evaluate the skills and knowledge needed to fulfil the responsibilities of headship and aspire to the national standards of excellence

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Josephine Smith is head of a secondary school within a MAT in Lincolnshire. She was previously a vice principal and head of English and director of Key Stage 4 in schools in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Josephine holds NPQH, is a Research...

The national standards of excellence for headteachers are a guide to what best practice looks like.

This headteacher skills audit will help to evaluate skills and knowledge under the headings of the four domains of the standards: 

  • qualities and knowledge
  • pupils and staff
  • systems and process
  • the self-improving school system.

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Last Updated: 
17 Aug 2021