|Headteacher gains prestigious
A Headteacher from Helmdon is one of seven teachers from England
to be granted a prestigious research associateship to develop
leadership skills in schools. Sue Blackburn, from Helmdon
Primary School, was selected by the National College for School
Leadership (NCSL) to assist in a pilot scheme, New Visions
Induction to Headship.
The pilot scheme involves new headteachers from across the
country participating in regional networks combining study,
problem-solving and peer group support. Mrs Blackburn said:
"There are a lot of opportunities for me personally as well
as professionally. Talking with other heads about their experiences
will broaden my perspectives on teaching and headship - being
a small primary school head can sometimes be quite insular."
Director of the Research at the college, Geoff Southworth,
said: "The Research Associates Programme, now in its fourth
recruitment round, is proving to be very successful. Sue has
come through a rigorous selection process and her work will
make a significant contribution to the college's work."
Mrs Blackburn, in her second year at Helmdon Primary, has
already started her year's work with the college. She will
receive funding for cover so that she can be released from
the school for 33 days.
The National College for School Leadership was launched in
2000 by Tony Blair.
Brackley Post - 24th May 2002