16 November 2022 | 16:00 - 16:20 | English | Surviving your first years as a new headteacher in an international school
The first years as a new headteacher in an international school will be filled with new challenges and unfamiliar situations. At times it can also be lonely. Starting a new role in a new school is always a transition but when it involves a new country and culture too, the move can be even more complex. This session is aimed at new and aspiring headteachers in an international setting - how to prepare for your first year, things to ask for in advance, a basic to do (and not to do) list and what to prioritise (and overlook!) to ensure your first years are successful and enjoyable. As a third year headteacher at an international school in Cyprus, I will draw from my own experiences and lessons, as well as wider reading on leadership theory.