Some Heads start their Headship having had the opportunity to work closely with a Head over a number of years. Others may have had a route better described as going from zero to Head. With the exception of the lucky few, most new Heads find being a Head to be a rather overwhelming experience. Some may have access to a mentor or a coach while others may not.

Read more: CHULS mentoring initiative

To facilitate Heads in search of mentoring or advice from an experienced or former Head, CHULS now has a Mentoring Initiative. Please contact the CHULS administrator, Janey Robins, for a list of Heads and former Heads who have volunteered to be mentors.