Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance

Succession Planning

Identify and develop leadership potential
 
We believe that there are two distinct components to good succession planning.  One is about developing and sustaining a culture in which talent is celebrated, nurtured and encouraged to seek further challenge and the second is the structured programme of opportunities that is in place to support talent development.  This latter aspect includes leadership development opportunities, including formal programmes, the chance to see and understand what the job looks like "one level up", the opportunity to gain further skills, and effective, robust feedback for unsuccessful candidates at interviews.
 
The following programmes area available in the forthcoming academic year.
 
The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP)

The course will empower participants to make the transition from manager to leader.  It will also provide opportunities to meet and share ideas with ambitious, like-minded colleagues from other schools.
 
The Aspiring Leaders Programme provides opportunities for participants to develop the leadership skills, confidence and knowledge to improve team performance and classroom practice.  Participants further develop their understanding of leadership concepts through consideration of key leadership theory, facilitated discussions, self reflection and practical activities.
 
The programme will enable participants to:
  • Identify their leadership skills
  • Create  an Ethos
  • Organise and appraise teaching and learning reviews
  • Develop an understanding of financial issues
  • Communicate effectively with staff and parent
It consists of six two hour twilight sessions over a six week period and one half day visit.
 
The content will cover the following:
  • Effective leadership styles
  • Current issues in Education
  • Accountability
  • Ensuring value for money
  • Working with staff and parents
  • Teaching and Learning reviews 
The programme is targeted at those that already have or are planning to have responsibility for leading a team in a school.    Schools will need to release participants for a half day to complete a teaching review in another school.  There are places for 15 participants on each course.   The cost is £250 per participant.
 
If you would like to attend, please book a place by emailing tsadmins@eastsilc.org confirming you would like to attend, let us know as soon as you can so we can make sure we can cater for every attendee.
 
Working with a local licence holder, Carnegie Leaders in Learning, the programme is delivered by trained facilitators from Alliance Schools who are all current practitioners.   Follow the link for access to Carnegie Leaders in Learning. http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegieleaders/
 
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)
 
This National College leadership development programme is aimed at individuals with responsibility for leading a team, including key stage/subject/curriculum leaders, heads of department and pastoral leaders and is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice.  To achieve the qualifications you will need to successfully complete two essential modules and one further elective module.  Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning.  This typically consists of workplace learning, face to face activity, including peer and facilitated learning, reflection and online learning.   Further course details are available by following the link: http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/npqml.htm 
 
‚ÄčThe National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)
 
This National College leadership development programme is aimed at individuals who not only have responsibility for leading a team, but are also involved in leading a range of issues that affect the whole school or organisation.  It is aimed at senior leaders, including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs and advanced skills teachers and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.   It is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team.  To achieve the qualification you will need to successfully complete two essential modules and two further elective modules.  Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning.  This typically consists of workplace learning, face to face activity, including peer and facilitated learning, reading, reflection and online learning.  Further course details are available by following the link : http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/npqsl.htm
 
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
 
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Headteacher or Principal.   Designed in collaboration with some of the country's leading Headteachers and academics, NPQH will develop talented leaders from all backgrounds who can deliver educational excellence in a self improving system, and high quality outcomes for pupils and students.
 
We also now work with a second local licence holder to deliver leadership programmes. For more information please email  info@yorksleadership.co.uk or go to their website http://www.yorksleadership.co.uk/overview/