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In each of the first two years of the Getting Ahead London programme a quarter of participants were promoted to Headship. A further 10 per cent in each year received some other promotion. So far, 11 per cent of the cohort who finished the programme in July 2019 have been promoted to Headship and a further 18 per cent have had a promotion. Programme level evaluation each year has shown high completion rates and high numbers of participants reporting increased confidence and skills to support their career development.
The impact of the programme is measurable not only in the proportion of participants progressing quickly to Headship, but also in the significant positive changes in their knowledge and understanding of what it means to be the head of a London school. Coaches on the programme have reported an increased commitment to give back to the school system by sharing their expertise.