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The Education Workforce Council will hold its second policy briefing of 2017 ‘Leadership matters – the future of education leadership in Wales’ at the Pierhead building on 14 December 2017. The briefing, which is being sponsored by Darren Millar AM is free to attend and is open to anyone with an interest in education. You are welcome to attend the event and you can secure your ticket via Tocyn.

We would also very much welcome your input into this research. Details about the research are below.

Link to research questions

What are we doing and why?

The Education Workforce Council is undertaking research in relation to headship and school leadership and we are interested in gaining insights from people who are currently working in senior leadership roles and those who have gained the National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH).

The aim of the research is to build a comprehensive view of school leadership in Wales, and to highlight any particular challenges and key trends. We will be drawing on unique data from the register gathered over 10 years to reveal what is happening in headteacher/leader recruitment, retention and development in Wales. To complement this, we will be undertaking some qualitative research to develop a richer picture.

How can you help?

As someone who is in a leadership role we would value your assistance. We would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes of your time to tell us more about your role, the key challenges that you feel are facing school leadership, and more specific questions about access to development and support. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and any resultant reports will only be produced at summary level. You do not have to answer all of the questions, but the more you are able to tell us, the more comprehensive a picture we will have about some of the issues impacting upon the leadership role.

What happens next?

We will collate the information and compile a short report based upon the findings. The report will also include data and information from other sources such as the register of practitioners, and inputs from key stakeholders, in addition to open source research. We will be presenting the information at the policy briefing.

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