Shared Headship Network Member Survey
With your permission, we would like to use your information to provide us with quantitative and qualitative data that enables us to better understand the needs of our members, provides evidence to strengthen the case for job shares in school leadership positions and can be shared with partner organisations. We will not use or pass on any information which identifies you as an individual, without having first gained your explicit consent for this.
I consent to my personal information being used for the purpose of providing quantitative and qualitative data for the Shared Headship Network, for the purposes as outlined above.
Please enter your name
Are you currently in a senior leadership position in a school?
Are you currently on maternity or paternity leave?
If you are not currently in a leadership position in school, are you looking to return to one?
Yes, following parental leave
Yes, in the next 6-12 months
Yes, in the future
If you are looking to return to school leadership following a break, what support would be helpful?
Please tell us the type of school you work in
Please indicate your current role
Head of department
Head of year or house
Second in department
Please tell us the main area of responsibility you have
Please tell us about your school: 1. Location
South of England
North of England
If London, please tell us which borough you work in
Please tell us about your school: 2. Pupil Premium percentage
Please tell us about your school: 3. Does your school have a Sixth Form?
Please tell us about your school: 4. Is your school part of a multi-academy trust? If so please indicate which one
Please indicate the main reason why you have joined the Shared Headship Network?
I am currently in a leadership jobshare and would like to network with others in a similar position
I am a current deputy head and would like to progress to my first Headship with a jobshare partner
Through my own choice, I no longer wish to work full time but do not want to relinquish leadship responsibility; a job share would allow me to do this
My school have not supported my application to work part time, a job share would allow me to do this
I have a general interest in shared leadership and would like updates, although I am not currently seeking a jobshare
If you are currently seeking a leadership jobshare, what is your timescale?
I would like to apply with a job share partner in the next 6 months
I would like to apply with a jobshare partner in the next year
I would like to apply with a job share partner within the next two years
I am not looking to apply for a jobshare
What can the Shared Headship Network do to help you achieve a leadership jobshare position? Tick all that apply 1. Finding a partner
I already have a partner I wish to apply with - no need to search for one!
Send me the profiles of members looking for a jobshare at the same level in my area
Host relaxed events where I can network informally with members seeking a jobshare partner
Host structured events where networking is more formalised
Create an online platform where I can search for job shares and see members’ profiles
Post profiles on the website in a designated ‘member area’
Tailored CPD sessions
What can the Shared Headship Network do to help you achieve a leadership jobshare position? Tick all that apply 2. Applying for the role
Give me access to case studies with examples of shared applications
Offer coaching sessions to practice interview questions
Offer feedback on my joint written application
Be put in contact with successful applicants for support with the process
What can the Shared Headship Network do to help you achieve a leadership jobshare position? Tick all that apply 3. First year in role
Receive half-termly coaching to reflect on joint progress and resolve any challenges
CPD sessions focusing on effective job shares
Frequent check-ins through email or phone contact
Face to face meetings with other jobsharers to reflect on best practice
As well as creating jobshare partners, the Shared Headship Network aims to contribute to a wider culture change around flexible working in leadership. What’s the best way to communicate this to you? Please tick all that you are likely to regularly engage with
Blog posts on our website
Social media updates, for example on Twitter
A printed leaflet or letter
Please tell us what you perceive to be the biggest block for working flexibly in a leadership jobshare position
School’s lack of buy-in or support
No awareness or access to other people in the same position
Concern about making a jobshare work effectively
Drop in salary
Send me a copy of my responses.
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