Just promoted to assistant? I’ll give you a head start

A shouting parent, a child not picked up from school, a call from an external agency, a leadership meeting I was late for, planning the delivery of the book fair with nowhere to put it, finishing a presentation for a parent workshop starting in an hour’s time – this list of jobs sounds like the inbox task given at most assistant headteacher job interviews, but this actually happened to me one afternoon.

Those interviews are like that for a reason: the assistant head really is the multitasking problem solver of the school.

So transitioning to assistant headship

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