How to become a headteacher
You can get into this job by working towards this role.
You can become a headteacher after working as a teacher in a school. You'll also need several years' experience as a senior manager or deputy head.
You can take professional development training to help with this. For example, the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership and the National Professional Qualification for Headship.
- you'll usually need qualified teacher status (QTS) to teach in a state school in England
You can discover more about senior teaching careers from Ambition Institute and Get Into Teaching.
You can also search for jobs through the Teaching Vacancies service.