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Applications and interviews

Applications and interviews delivered by Ed Lott

Aims of the course

An intensive day of professional development for those who are seeking ‘next step’ promotion to senior school leadership positions, focussing on achieving successful letters of application and effective interview techniques. Participants will be helped to review their current readiness for the most senior school leadership positions, will be offered up-to-the-minute advice on creating a comprehensive ‘covering letter’ and will be given well-researched feedback on interview strategies.

Course content

The day will include the following active sessions:

  • First moves – why you?
  • Your ideal next move
  • The Leadership Standards and you
  • Your Leadership Development Portfolio
  • Your proposition
  • The letter of application
  • The application form
  • The interview – key approaches
  • The selection process – the mini-activities
  • The formal interview – START
  • Competency-based questions
  • Presentations – BALANCE

Full programme notes and online support are included

Course delivery

The course will be delivered by Ed Lott. Ed is an ex-headteacher and is a National College Consultant Leader with over thirty years’ experience in education and professional development training.


Tuesday 20th March 2018 9am to 3.00pm


Meadowside Academy, Halfpenny Lane, Knaresborough HG5 0SL


£100 per delegate for North Star and Polaris members. Non-members £150.

Book here:
Please note that in the event of a cancellation the following terms will be applied: Cancellations within two weeks of the event: 50% charge; cancellations within 48 hrs of the event/no show: 100% charge