Building great leadership capital


This programme has been designed to consider the ever changing role of the middle leader and their contribution within a highly effective school. The role of middle leader has changed beyond recognition and they are now expected to play a major role in effective and continual school improvement. The role has changed from one of maintenance to authentic leadership and individuals should look to hold themselves accountable to these new practices that are required within this role.


  • To improve a school's leadership capital by increasing the leadership confidence and competence of each individual
    To engage current and aspiring Middle leaders in a rigorous professional learning programme that increases leadership capital

  • To support middle leaders in building a deep understanding about high-impact leadership

  • To identify a set of essential leadership practices for effective leadership and to support each individual in building competency within each of these practices

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Over six modules, participants will be supported through a series of processes for increasing leadership capacity and an ability to lead a subject area or team that focuses on maximising pupil outcomes. It addresses the key issues of what contributes to success as a middle leader and the essential tasks and practices that are needed to ensure maximum impact.

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This programme has been designed around three key cornerstones:

1. The accountability of self

Module 1 - Understanding and awareness of leadership

Module 2 - The leader in me
Issues explored include:

  • Asking the right questions as a leader

  • Being proactive as a middle leader

  • Understanding where the journey starts

  • Four levels of Leadership accountability

  • Defining a clear purpose

2. The changing role

Module 3 - Recognising key practices
Module 4 - Building confidence and competence

Issues explored include:

  • Inquiring into impact - The main influences on pupil outcomes

  • Being an influential leader

  • Inspiring school-wide excellence

  • Leadership is about continual improvement - Considering visioning and strategic thinking at a middle leader level

  • A model for improvement - Being self-directed and responsible.

3. The future context

Module 5 - Leading with consistency and high-expectations

Module 6 - Identifying priorities for continuous improvement

Issues explored include:

  • Leading whole-school excellence in teaching and learning

  • How middle leaders increase capacity in those they lead

  • Striving for consistency - A clear focus on pedagogical principles that have the greatest impact on pupil outcomes

  • Clarity precedes competence...Understanding high-effect practices on pupil outcomes

  • Identifying an agreed strategy for improving classroom practice - Everyone continually looking to get better.

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Dates:  TBC
Timings : 3:30pm to 5:30pm
£200 P.P.  (+ vat)
- to include leadership e-workbook and resources

To provisionally reserve a place on this programme, please use the link below: