What Is a Career as a Principal / Headteacher Like? In Conversation with a Principal

On the show today we meet Victoria! Victoria works as the Principal of a secondary school and sixth form college in the UK. 

Victoria kindly shares with us:

  • Common misconceptions of the principal role
  • An overview of the education sector
  • The myriad of roles within schools
  • The purpose of the principal role   
  • What a principal does on an average day   
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role  
  • Challenging parts of the role  
  • Proudest moments in the role  
  • How Victoria became a principal from aspiring primary school teacher 
  • Highs of the career journey   
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors   
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring teaching professionals  
  • The future of the teaching profession  
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in teaching: 
  • Advice for her younger self and you!

We also talk about:  

  • Navigating steep learning curves 
  • The importance of believing in the vision of your school (or organisation) 
  • The greater demand for pastoral care within schools since the pandemic 
  • Creating a better world through education 
  • The benefit of applying for roles before you think you are ready 

So if you’re curious and wondering what a principal does or how to become a principal or if you just want to be inspired ~ listen or watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!