This is the second year in which I have been lucky enough to attend the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Annual Conference in Birmingham as part of the Developing Leaders of Tomorrow programme. It was with interest that I listened one of the key note speeches where the problem of ageing heads was highlighted. Apparently there just aren’t enough people in the system working their way towards headship. This issue is well reported, but I was interested in the possible solutions put forward.
The issue puts me into two minds. On one hand I wish to be as involved with Geography as possible, and my immediate ambition is to become a Head of Department. However, I also have ambitions to advance as a Senior Leader in the future. The issue? Do I give up my involvement with Geography early in order to pursue a SLT future? This issue doesn’t have to be resolved for a number of years yet though!