Early Leadership

A professional leadership development programme for new and aspiring leaders

Are you a new leader in the early stages of your leadership career? Or are you ready to apply for your first leadership role? Then this is the programme for you. It will help you develop your leadership skills and confidence as well as strategies to lead and manage a team and improve teaching and learning.

Who should apply?

  • New middle leaders or those planning to apply for a middle leader role
  • Middle leaders who have not undertaken any professional leadership development
  • Professional support staff – leading a team of support staff or administrators

The programme will help you:

  • Understand yourself as a leader
  • Understand others – behaviours and motivation
  • Develop a range of skills necessary for good leadership
  • Develop and understand professional dialogue

Programme Content

Day 1 – Modelling leadership

  • Being proactive
  • Having vision
  • Prioritising
  • Understanding others
  • Teamwork
  • Work/life balance
  • Communication skills
  • Accreditation options

Day 2 – Monitoring

  • Experience of monitoring
  • Effective classroom observation
  • Giving feedback
  • Using data for improvement
  • Perspectives of Assessment for Learning

Day 3 – Dialogue

  • Thinking styles
  • Learning styles
  • Professional dialogue
  • Setting up a small research project

Inter-sessional tasks
Inter-sessional tasks will be undertaken between the leadership days and participants will have access to an online resource based network to enhance learning and enable further networking. Throughout the duration of the programme participants will carry out a small scale action research project and present this in a learning conversation at the end of the programme.

Twilight session
The programme finishes with a learning conversation and celebration twilight when you will present and discuss your action research.

Programme Information

£440 for the three month professional programme which includes three face-to-face leadership days and finishes with a
twilight session.

Programme dates
Day 1 – Saturday 17th January 2015 (10:00 – 16:00)
Day 2 – Thursday 12th March 2015 (13:00 – 19:00)
Day 3 – Saturday 9th May 2015 (10:00 – 16:00)
Final twilight – Thursday 4th June 2015 (16:00 – 19:00)

Strood Academy
Carnation Road
Kent ME2 2SX

Register for the New Horizons programme by completing a booking form. Or contact Teresa Copeland, Vice Principal Strood Academy: tcopeland@stroodacademy.org

Accreditation Option
There is an option to use this programme to gain 30 Master’s Credits towards an MA. An additional cost is payable. Full information will be provided at the start of the programme.

For further programme information contact
Maggie Woods
London Centre for Leadership in Learning Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL
T: +44 (0)20 7612 6616
E: lcllprogrammes@ioe.ac.uk

Quality assured professional development from the IOE
LCLL inspires outstanding leadership and professional development in education and childrens’ services through its innovative programmes and research. It is an international centre of educational excellence of the world-renowned Institute of Education, University of London.

Other events

Primary TeachMeets

Wednesday 1st July 2015
4-6pm at Hoo St Werburgh Primary School

Secondary TeachMeets

Tuesday 23rd June 2015
at The Howard School 5-7pm.