Information for aspiring principals

The resources in this section focus on helping you to understand what is required from a school’s educational leader.

Principals play a key role in developing and supporting teaching and learning in their schools, and in managing systems, staff, and students. It is a complex and challenging job, yet one that is enjoyable and rewarding. Good preparation is important.

If you aspire to be a principal, here are some of the resources on this website that can help you prepare:

Update on leadership support

A new leadership support package for 2017-2018 is replacing previous leadership programmes, including the National Aspiring Principals' Programme.

See Leadership programmes for more details.