Senior Leaders CPD 2013-2014

Aspiring to Senior Leadership

Course Information

This is a brand new online training course. Moving from middle management to senior leadership can be a daunting and challenging prospect. This CPD course will develop your understanding of many areas of senior leadership that are required by the aspiring senior leader in order to drive improvement in today’s schools. The course will also help you reflect on your readiness for such a post and look at how you can manage the transition from middle manager to senior leader.

This course is ideal for experienced middle leaders looking to move into a senior leadership role within the next 12 – 18 months. The course is run over three twilight CPD sessions

Course Content

Session 1

a) Introduction to leadership

  • The difference between leadership and management
  • Strategic v’s operational
  • Commitment to the team

b) Personal effectiveness

  • Time management
  • Personal organisation
  • Planning
  • Work/Life balance

c) Leading and motivating staff

  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Difficult conversations

d) Understanding your whole school context

  • OfSTED
  • Self evaluation
  • School development plan and key improvement priorities
  • Raiseonline
  • Results trends

Session 2

a) Leading teaching and learning

  • Outstanding teaching
  • Monitoring teaching and learning
  • Performance management

b) Delivering an effective CPD programme

  • Evidence driven training
  • Models of CPD
  • Culture of learning

c) Raising achievement

  • Using data to improve performance
  • Targeting underperformance
  • Intervention strategies
  • Closing the gap

d) Managing whole school behaviour and safety

  • Systems and procedures
  • Electronic tracking and analysis
  • Supporting your staff

Session 3

a) Demonstrating your readiness

  • Identifying weaknesses and plugging the gaps
  • Exploiting your strengths
  • Finding your niche
  • Putting yourself in the shop window

b) Preparing for interview

  • What can you expect?
  • How to perform on the day

Course Cost

£200 + VAT. Additional Delegates from the same centre cost £120 + VAT.

Booking Code


Early Booking Discount

Bookings received before 4th October 2013 will receive a booking discount of 10% from the first delegate

Date and Venue (Session 1)

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

Date and Venue (Session 2)

Wednesday, March 12th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

Date and Venue (Session 3)

Wednesday, May 21st, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

Purchase the Recording

If the dates and times are inconvenient then you can purchase a recording of all of the sessions. The recording allows you to view the live sessions at a time that is convenient. The recording can be played an unlimited number of times. A recording of the session can be purchased in two formats: Digital Link and CD-ROM. Digital link: Available for £ 175 + VAT. PRODUCT CODE: ASLDL. CD – ROM £210 + VAT. PRODUCT CODE: ASLCD