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The Early Headship Coaching Offer is a 12-month programme which provides targeted support for teachers new to the role of headship, or for those in their first five years of headship

You will receive a bespoke programme of support that comprises five hours of one to one coaching with an experienced school leader along with complementary support which can include an online community for support and sharing ideas and guided visits to schools to explore other heads’ leadership on the ground.

The Teacher Development Trust is rooted in our core focus of communication and collaboration, helping you create a culture of improvement in your school where staff thrive and pupils succeed.

Early Headship Coaching Offer (EHCO)

Who is eligible for the Early Headship Coaching Offer?

To be eligible for the Early Headship Coaching Offer you must:

  • Be a headteacher in a state school when you begin the training.
  • Be within the first five years of your headship when you begin.
  • Either have taken the NPQH before beginning your headship, or are currently taking the NPQH
  • Have not previously withdrawn from the Early Headship Coaching Offer.
  • You’ll have a guide to support you as you take your first steps in headship
  • You’ll be supported to apply and embed the learning from your NPQH
  • You’ll connect with other new heads to share ideas and support
  • You’ll have greater impact in your school and achieve your potential as a leader

Autumn 2023 Application Deadline

Please note that TDT NPQ applications for Autumn 2023 will close on Wednesday 18th October 2023. You can continue to apply for TDT NPQs starting in Spring 2024 beyond this date.

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Find a Delivery Partner near you

Our carefully selected network of Delivery Partners deliver our courses across over 21 locations in England, Guernsey and the United Arab Emirates. Some Delivery Partners deliver in more than one region, so please ensure you are able to travel to your chosen local delivery location. 

Please use our interactive map below to see where our partners are based and what courses they are offering.