London Metropolitan University Research Institutes


Evaluation of Early Headship Provision

Funded by

the National College for School Leadership (NCSL)


September 2006 - March 2008


Led by Professor Ian Menter, University of Glasgow

This research, conducted in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, follows on from an earlier evaluation of the Headteacher Induction Programme. NCSL's provision for new headteachers has been developed and is now called Early Headship Provision (EHP). It aims to support new first-time headteachers in identifying and addressing their personal and professional development needs so that they can take up the role of headship with confidence, can make a positive impact on the pupils, staff and school community, and can contribute to the development of education nationally.

The evaluation, led by Professor Ian Menter at the University of Glasgow, involved a number of school-based case studies and a survey of the first cohort of EHP participants. The survey will investigate headteachers' participation in and experiences of Early Headship Provision, and how effectively it meets their needs. The case studies were designed to provide in-depth insights into the ways in which EHP is impacting in specific school concepts.

At the end of the project a report was submitted to the NCSL detailing the findings from the research.


Project team

Ian Menter (University of Glasgow), Director

Maggie Walker (University of Glasgow)

Merryn Hutchings


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Ian Menter -


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