Senior Leadership Development

Senior Leadership Development

This programme is for those individuals who not only have responsibility for leading a team, but are also involved in leading a range of areas that affect the whole school or organisation. It's aimed at senior leaders, including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs, and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.

The programme will support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team.

During the programme you'll cover a range of areas including:

Leading the organisation

  • What does effective leadership look like?
  • Leading a whole school project 

Closing the Gap

  • Whole school data and tracking; closing the gap
  • Leading learning and teaching

Succeeding in Senior Leadership

  • Leading high performing teams
  • Leading change and continuous improvement

The Strategic Leadership Context

  • Developing your own leadership: next steps
  • Sharing outcomes of the whole school leadership project

The course involves blended learning. This typically consists of workplace learning, face-to-face activity, including peer and facilitated learning, reading and reflection.

The senior leadership development programme offers:

  • Quality learning materials, with a strong focus on current research and outstanding practice
  • Opportunities to think about the implications for your own leadership through discussion and debate with peers, a coach and your line manager
  • A project linked to school improvement activities undertaken in your school - delivering real benefits for you and your learners.


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