Gad’s Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage, has been awarded a qualification for aspiring and existing head teachers – ahead of speaking about how ‘educationalists know that we never reach the end of what we can learn to develop our skills, knowledge and behaviours.’
Mr Savage, 38, has achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship, having completed 12 months of study and assessment at Gad’s, in a placement school and in residential courses with school leaders from across the county.
Mr Savage continued: “My ambition has always been to instil in our pupils the understanding that school days are only the beginning of a life-long learning journey, and as teachers we know that we must always be receptive to new ideas. That’s why so many of my colleagues are currently engaged in a wealth of professional development opportunities, from Doctorates and Masters degrees to all sorts of specific, professional qualifications.”
The National Professional Qualification for Headship delivers a challenging programme of tasks designed to strengthen strategic skills in a number of areas including teaching and curriculum excellence, increasing capability and resource management. The award is just one of a number of accredited programmes of study being followed by Gad’s Hill staff.