Stepping up to Senior Leadership

Moving from middle leadership to senior leadership requires a mind-set shift to whole school thinking, developing the skills to manage complex teams and competing priorities whilst maintaining focus on ensuring that students are at the centre of all decision making. This exciting new programme will support future leaders to develop the knowledge, skills, mind-set and networks to develop as a senior leader. Whether a recent member of a senior leadership team, or an individual aspiring to do so soon, this programme will help to take, and be successful in, the next step in a teaching career.

Who is it for?

This programme is aimed at middle leaders or existing senior leaders across both primary and secondary schools.

What are the benefits?

This course is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and a mind set to be a successful senior leader in schools. Hear from headteachers and senior leaders with track records of success, explore different types of senior leadership roles and build a network of peers to learn with.

The sessions will focus on leading change and managing complexity, getting a whole-school/multi-school perspective, negotiating and influencing, change management, developing innovative practice, and understanding budget management and operating in financially constrained circumstances. Stepping up to senior leadership, in addition, will explore personal and professional readiness, competencies for senior leadership, developing a vision for senior leadership and working across multiple schools.

An additional benefit would be to gain the range and depth of professional experience which will help to secure a place on a future NPQH programme.

Dates, Times and Venue:

This course consists of 4 sessions which will take place as follows:

Session 1 – w/c 26/11/18
Session 2 – w/c 28/01/19
Session 3 – w/c 18/03/19
Session 4 – w/c 24/06/19

All sessions will take place from 4.15pm to 6pm at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle, LN9 5AD


£60 per session of 4 twilight credits
*Attendees must attend all four sessions