We believe it's vital to invest in the next generation of Christian leadership. Too many high quality teachers get leadership opportunities well into their 40s and 50s. Further to this, being a Head of Department/School does not necessarily prepare teachers for the breadth of stakeholders and complexity that comes as Principal. To answer this challenge we have started a Trainee Principals program. This gives younger, capable teachers the opportunity to;
- be trained specifically in leadership
- to sit on boards
- to learn from key mentors
It is a challenging role, but one that is incredibly useful. Participants can know that if they ever take on a Principalship, they will do so being well prepared. From CEMs point of view, we are developing skills in leaders that any School or Church would be blessed by.