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Simon Wilson



Jo Owen visits Simon Wilson, an ambitious assistant headteacher at St Clere's School in Essex, to find out if he has what it takes to become a headteacher.

Simon is keen to move up the leadership ladder and has bags of energy and drive. But is he trying to run before he can walk?

Jo prescribes a visit to an inspirational leader within one of the most accountable and answerable jobs in the public sector: the chief fire officer of Essex County Fire and Rescue.

Will a day spent with David prompt Simon to reconsider his journey to headship? To find out, Simon sits before a carefully selected panel of education experts chosen from governing bodies, industry recruitment and outstanding schools.

After cross-examination, the panel will decide if he has the skill as well as the will to make it.

Published : Nov 2007

15 mins


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