Developing Middle Leaders Programme

Why study this programme?

This course provides a development programme for middle leaders and caters for individuals who are typically in their first year of teaching or aspiring to middle leadership. The course supports development of a range of generic management and leadership skills needed in order to be successful in the transition to management. It is suitable for participants across phases and from any role within a school where they are responsible for leading and managing a team. The course is led by current senior and middle leaders with a proven track record of success at this level of leadership.

The programme comprises of four 90 minute sessions run as twilights. The sessions will start at 4.00pm and end at 5.30pm.
There will be time between the sessions for reflection, analysis of practice within school and information gathering for subsequent sessions.

Programme Content

Session 1: Manager or Leader?
  • Understanding the differnce between management and leadership
  • What type of leader am I?
  • Effective teams and how to build them
Session 2: Managing the role
  • Managing your time through delegation
  • Effective use of your team through delegation
  • Managing resources and budgets
Session 3: Communication
  • Active listening
  • Difficult conversations
  • Giving feedback
  • Running a successful meeting
Session 4: Delivering change and improvement
  • Understanding the school development planning process
  • Identifying and prioritising areas for change
  • Leading change
  • Evaluating impact
Dates & Venue

The Spring Term 2018 programme will be delivered by the Cambridge Teaching Schools Network at Nene Park Academy. There will be a Summer Term 2018 programme at Comberton Village College.

Dates will be announced soon.

The cost of the programme is £250 (plus VAT) per delegate, payable on acceptance onto the course and is non- refundable.
To apply for a place please click here

  1. Developing Middle Leaders Programme Autumn 2014