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Leadership Development


Our succession planning strategy involves the development of a comprehensive schedule of leadership development programmes that will help our talented professionals to flourish. This helps improve the performance, recruitment and retention of the high quality leaders, thus securing a positive impact on school improvement and enabling the individuals to move up the leadership ladder.

All leadership programmes share the same features but are adapted to meet the needs of the individual’s leadership programme. Included are:

  • An optional 360° review to help frame the focus and individual outcomes for the programme
  • A relevant and challenging Leadership Project; this will link to a relevant improvement plan in their school, with real student outcomes
  • The publication of the leadership school improvement project
  • High quality coaching provided by their school (or by the Teaching School if required)
  • A sequence of face to face sessions to challenge and support the development of the relevant leadership behaviours of the participants.  This includes:
    -   Data analysis to support the individual Leadership Project
    -   Monitoring the quality of student learning and progress
    -   Effectively having challenging conversations
    -   An assessment interview

The Teaching School currently offers the following programmes:

  • First Steps into Leadership
  • Next Steps into Leadership
  • Aspiring Senior Leaders
  • Aspiring Head Teachers
  • New Heads Induction

Details of all the programmes can be found at and the Leadership Ladder.