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Leadership Development

"School leadership has never been more important. As responsibility for school improvement transfers to the school-led system, we will need effective leaders at every level, from middle leaders up to multi-academy trust CEOs"

"School improvement requires leadership but depends on effective leaders at every level".

Ambition Institute (2016)

There are a wide range of leadership development programmes with a focus on the supporting the individual leader or at a whole-school level. During 2020-21, the programmes are set to evolve. Bradford Teaching School Hub will share details of the renewed and new programmes in due course.

National Professional Qualifications (NPQ)

National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) supports the professional development of aspiring and serving executive headteachers and multi-academy trust (MAT) chief executive officers (CEOs). All schools can access the programme. Costs vary between providers, but a scholarship may be available to cover the course and assessment fees.

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to be a high-performing headteacher. All schools can access the programme. Costs vary between providers, but a scholarship may be available to cover the course and assessment fees.

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to be a high-performing middle leader in schools. All schools can access the programme. Costs vary between providers, but a scholarship may be available to cover the course and assessment fees.

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to be a high-performing senior leader in schools. All schools can access the programme. Costs vary between providers, but a scholarship may be available to cover the course and assessment fees.

Leadership Programmes

Leading Together (Teach First)

Leading Together is a Teach First programme that can help you build an effective senior management team who work together to support, train and empower high-quality leadership across the school. Cohort 1 included schools in Bradford but cohort 2 targeted other areas.

Future Leaders (Ambition Institute)

A two-year programme led by Ambition Institute aiming to raise levels of pupil achievement in England’s challenging schools by attracting and developing high potential senior leaders to become headteachers in these schools. Branded as Future Leaders & delivered by Ambition School Leadership. Eligibility: Senior leaders (primarily in category 5 and 6 areas, with some availability in category 1 to 4 areas) who meet certain eligibility criteria. Bradford is category 6.

Leadership equality and diversity

Leadership Equality and Diversity funded programmes

Lead schools provide leadership development activity for teachers covered by at least one of the protected characteristics. Lead schools applied for grant funding across 2018-2020 and funding was awarded to schools covering each of the 8 regional school commissioner regions. Regional hub lead schools are responsible for allocating funding to individual school-led projects and for co-ordinating leadership development for teachers covered by protected characteristics across their region. Eligibility: Teachers covered by any of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and working in a state-funded school in England (see here).

 

Women Leading in Education

To support women teachers to progress into leadership. The DfE funds a national provider, In Diverse Company, to promote and raise awareness of the Coaching Pledge. They also fund delivery of the Coaching Pledge database, where women teachers register their interest in being matched with a coach, and potential coaches register their interest in providing coaching. The database is hosted and managed by the Teaching Schools Council (TSC). Eligibility: Women teachers in all areas of the country and at any stage in their career.