Welsh Headteachers' Professional Learning and Development Needs

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


Recent Welsh Government policies have sought to develop Welsh educational leadership, most especially through the establishment of the National Academy for Educational Leadership in Wales, which aims to 'secure, nurture and inspire' educational leaders.
The successful applicant will work with head teachers throughout Wales to assess their professional learning and development needs to inform the work of the newly formed Academy. The project has two foci: the first is to assess head teachers' use of professional leadership standards for their own and their staff's professional development; the second is to identify professional development needs of Welsh head teachers that could be embedded within the Academy. The design of the project is mixed methods: the first phase will involve a survey of Welsh head teachers; the second phase will be a qualitative exploration of head teachers' professional needs.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2271823 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Gill ELLIS