Welcome from the Chair

I'd like to start by giving you a very warm welcome to the website of the Kent Association of Headteachers.

Every Headteacher in Kent is automatically a member of the KAH and they elect representatives to work on the Area and Executive Boards to support and facilitate school-led improvement across the County. We work with a range of partners, including the local authority, as we influence strategic planning for school improvement county-wide. For more information on this please go to the 'what we do' section.

The KAH ensures that its working groups are fully representative of all schools in Kent. This means our Executive Committee and Area Boards have representatives from special schools, primaries, secondaries, multi-academy trusts and pupil referral units. Elections will be held for all posts on KAH Area Boards in Spring 2018 and we would welcome applicants from any Headteachers in Kent. Look out for the information about how to apply which will be published in April 2018.

KAH at the heart of education provision in Kent

The KAH now provides the Headteacher representation on KCC's new Kent Children's Services Stakeholder and Partnership Board which oversees all education and social services provision for children in the county. This allows us to influence policy making and strategic planning across all children's services and ensures that schools are informing decisions about deployment of resources, including those for school improvement. The KAH provides a vital voice for all schools in Kent. You can keep up to date with the work of the KAH by reading our regular newsletters.

As with most leaders, headteachers can often feel a bit isolated and much of what KAH does is to bring headteachers together, through conferences, collaborative projects and generally providing support where it is needed. So if you think you or your school could benefit from some support, some strategic advice, or even just someone who can listen and provide some understanding, please don't hesitate to get in touch by contacting the Chair of your local Area Board. We are here to help.

Sally Lees

KAH Chair