Too few turn heads

4th June 2010 at 01:00

Too many teachers are using the headship qualification in Wales for professional development rather than a route to headship, claims Estyn, the inspectorate. Aspiring heads have been required to hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship since 2005, but Estyn says it has not had the expected impact and has not served its purpose of producing heads within three years of passing.

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