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Leigh Academies Trust Aspiring to Middle Leadership Programme 2020/21

Ref: Leigh Academies Trust Aspiring to Middle Leadership Programme 2020/21
Price: £50 per delegate
Date: 01/10/20 - 01/10/20
Time: 16:00 - 17:45
Type: CPD Course
Target: Leigh Academies Trust Staff & Governors
Training Venue: Online via Google MeetTBC

Leigh Academies Trust Aspiring to Middle Leadership 2020/21 Programme

Please complete the registration form at the end of this page.

Full course details can be found here, and are also detailed below.

Aimed at aspiring middle leaders or those new to middle leadership, this programme is delivered by current school leaders across the Leigh Academies Trust with sessions exploring the skills and knowledge required to be a successful middle leader. Sessions are delivered cross-phase. The programme can act as an effective precursor to NPQML. The last session will be a celebration event where each delegate will have the opportunity to share their school based leadership project.


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4pm arrival for a 4:15pm start to 5:45pm




7 October 2020

Vision and Values:

  • Potential for middle leadership impact

  • Moral Purpose

  • Leading High Quality Teaching 


25 November 2020

Characteristics of Successful Leadership

  • Components of Good Leadership

  • Effective Teaching and Learning - developing pedagogical approaches

  • Good behaviour management

  •  Raising Achievement


20th January 2021

Managing Systems and processes/Data

  • Leadership and Management

  • Reinforcing Culture


17 March 2021

Theories of Change

  • Types of change

  • Leading change - Kotter’s change management model

  • Impact of change

  • Leading effective meetings


30 June 2021

Managing Teams

  • Problem solving/team building

  • Leadership styles

  • Difficult conversations

  • Managing workload


7 July 2021


Presentation of School – based leadership project 



Specific Course Requirements

  • A named in school coach / mentor

  • Meet with a school based coach / menor at least once in-between each session

  • Attendance at each session unless in exceptional circumstances*

  • Complete an evaluation of each session attended

  • Completion of a school-based leadership project within given deadlines that demonstrates an impact on pupil outcomes

  • Complete a reflective journal throughout the course

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