Leadership course aims to help teachers head for the top

National College for School Leadership has been opened to provide career
opportunities for teachers who are or who wish to become headteachers.

Government said it plans to make teaching a more modern and professional career
and is aiming to improve standards.

a speech to the National College for School Leadership, Prime Minister Tony
Blair said: "Leadership is something learned. Good schools need good
heads. If we want to get the school system right in Britain we need the right
leadership; it’s absolutely critical. And that leadership is something that
comes in part from natural ability, but it is also something learnt."

purpose-built college cost £28m to set up at Nottingham University.

takes over the running of three national training programmes from the
Department for Education:

The National Professional Qualification for Headship

The Leadership Programme for Serving Heads

The Leadership Management Programme for New Headteachers.

By Quentin Reade

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