Developing Headship - starting November 2017

Solving Wicked Problems

Building on the successful Running a School course, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to look further at solutions focussed leadership.

Running a School gave a holistic view of the leadership and strategy of managing a school, dealing with Purpose, People and Place.

Developing Headship will provide an opportunity to focus on a Wicked Problem in your school and help you to develop solutions which can be put into practice.

Wicked problems in a school setting might include:

  • How do we improve the progress of more able disadvantaged pupils?
  • How do we create a vision for the school which will inspire, staff, pupils and parents?
  • How do we improve behaviour for learning in this school?
  • How do we improve the performance of teaching staff?
  • How can I improve my performance as a school leader?

Day 1—Friday 10th November 2017, 9am-3.30pm

Day 1 will look at the typology of problems, change management, action research and help you to clearly identify your Wicked Problem and your approach to tackling it.

Day 2– Friday 12th January 2018, 1.30-4pm

Day 2 will offer a chance to touch base with the tutors and other delegates to reflect on progress and refine your approach

Day 3—Friday 29th June 2018, 9-3.30pm

On day 3 each delegate will present to the group how they approached their Wicked Problem and what the outcome was. Each delegate will receive feedback and support for the next steps.


This course is aimed at those about to take up a leadership role in a school, and those within the first few years of school leadership.  It is relevant for primary and secondary schools.


A12, Advent House, Victoria Offices, Victoria, PL26 8LG


CAPH members all three sessions £400(+VAT).

Non-CAPH members all three sessions £500 (+VAT). 

Minimum of 15 participants per workshop required.


Dr. Pat McGovern

Karen Brokenshire        


To book email Michelle Renowden: 

T. 01726 212892 E.