A professional development opportunity aimed at Middle Leaders who are found in every school and their work can be described in many ways. They can be identified as those who have responsibility for leading subjects, key phases and pastoral responsibilities. Middle Leaders provide leadership for every educational context from Early Years environments to leading departments in Secondary Schools.
It is aimed at developing leadership potential and capacity as individuals are asked to reflect on their leadership experiences and impact beyond the classroom.
Education is a profession in a constant flux of change. Senior Leadership Groups are continuously looking for Middle Leaders who are capable of leading and managing change.
The programme challenges Middle Leaders to understand the process of change and gives opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills which can be used in the context of their own school.
Through six face-to-face sessions participants will explore the theoretical content of leading change applied through a number of practical scenarios. In addition they will lead on devising and implementing a vision to improve student progress for targeted groups of students in their own setting.
The Role of the Learning Coach
A learning coach will be identified within the school of the participant and will act as both mentor and coach to the participant through the whole ten month experience. A half day training session will be organised to ensure that coaches are aware of the expectation and skilled up to fulfil the role.
By the end of the programme participants will have;
– Completed a 360o leadership diagnostic
– Identified a gap in achievement within their setting
– Attended the 6 face-to-face sessions; including leadership development, data exploration, action planning, presenting a vision and implementing change
– Presented their action research identifying how they have closed their identified gap in achievement and the impact of this
– Considered how to further develop their leadership potential
Wider Implications for Schools or Settings
Each school or setting wishing to participate in the programme would need to;
– Identify the middle leader/s to participate and the learning coaches
– Ensure that the learning coach meets and supports the middle leader at regular intervals
– Commits to release staff for the core face-to-face sessions
– Consider the allocation of time to facilitate independent study
|Induction||Thursday 16 May 2019||4.00pm – 5.30pm||The Arthur Terry School||Participants|
|Are you ready to lead change?||Tuesday 9 July 2019||9.00am – 4.00pm||The Arthur Terry School||All day participants, 1pm to 4pm for Coaches|
|Do you have the skills to take a team forward to make a change?||Thursday 26 September 2019||9.00am – 4.00pm||Hamstead Hall||Participants|
|Can you devise an effective action plan leading to cohesive change?||Thurs 17 October 2019||1.30pm – 4.00pm||Wilson Stuart School||All afternoon|
|Can you identify the right person to support you in leading change?||Friday 29 Nov 2019||1.30pm – 4.30pm||The Arthur Terry School||Participants
|Stretch and Challenge||Tuesday 11 February 2020||1.30 – 4.00pm||Hamstead Hall||Participants|
|How quickly can change be implemented leading to more effective teaching and learning?||Friday 20 March 2020||9.00am – 4.00pm||The Arthur Terry School||Participants
|How far have you come in leading change?||Wednesday 1 July 2020||9.00am – 4.00pm||The Arthur Terry School||Participants all day, Coaches am or pm|
Cost of programme
The cost of the programme will be £350 per participant. The charging levels relate to the costs incurred by the schools for the delivery of the programme. If you would like someone in your setting to participate in the programme send their name and email address of the participant to
Jo-Ann Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) We are now taking bookings.