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Title: An evaluation of the Headteachers Leadership and Management Programme (HEADLAMP).
Author: Gunraj, Judith Beverley.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3522 3958
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2000
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The Headteachers Leadership and Management Programme (HEADLAMP) is a national scheme administered until recently, by the Teacher Training Agency (TTA). From September 2000, this programme will be managed by the newly created National College of School Leadership. The HEADLAMP programme is designed to support newly appointed headteachersin developingt heir leadershipa nd managemenst kills and abilities. The scheme camei nto operation on 1 September1 995 and headteachersa ppointedt o their first headship after I April 1995 are eligible for a grant of £2500 to enable them to take advantage of training with providers registered with the TTA. The first training provider registered was the National Associationo f Headteachers(N AHT) Partnershipw hich invited a number of leading universities, including Birmingham, to design and deliver a comprehensive programme of training. This research project focuses on evaluating the impact of the HEADLAMP programme as perceivedb y the sampleg roupo f fourteenh eadteacherOs.t hers ourceso f data,i ncludinga n interview with a senior administratorf rom the TTA, interviews with the headteachersc' hair of governors and the schools' Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) reports were examined for evidence of impact together with their perspectives regarding such impact from the HEADLAMP programmeThe evaluation of the HEADLAMP programme is set in the wider context of how headship, leadership and government policy is defining leadership knowledge through a technical training of heads. I believe that this is a rather narrow and technicist preparation for headship and argue for preparation and development opportunities that encourage educational leadership. This thesis also offers some concepts for future research relating to providing preparation and developmental opportunities, for those in a position of leadership within our schools, that encouragese ducationall eadershipa nd suggestionsfo r a possiblee valuation strategyf or such opportunities
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: New; Appointment