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aspiring middle leaders course

Aspiring Middle Leaders Course

Course overview

This Aspiring Middle Leaders course will prepare you for confidently applying for, and commencing, middle leadership. It provides ideal preparation for the National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML).

Sessions are designed to help you understand yourself as a leader of the future, whatever your phase of education, and to increase your capacity in a number of the essential competencies. You will be introduced to the competencies that form the foundation for the NPQML and the course is specifically designed to meet individual and group requirements.

The course will grow your individual skills and increase your capacity for high quality middle leadership. You will explore leadership models to look at how to develop successful relationships, understand and communicate with colleagues and motivate yourself and others. Practical approaches will be incorporated throughout to give you the confidence to step up into new roles.

You will begin using some of your new skills through the practitioner-led research project. This is a key component of the course that helps you to be a more reflective practitioner, put your learning into practice in school and also develop your presentation skills.

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Course schedule

Due to Covid-19, we are planning a small cohort where you will be able to safely socially distance while still maintaining the impact of face to face sessions with colleagues at the same career stage.

Sessions will be delivered in our training centre at our main office in Halesowen.

Session Date
What do you need to Lead? Exploring competencies and behaviours to succeed in the current educational landscape (this initial session may be delivered online). 15th October 2020
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence - Increasing your capacity for success 1st December 2020
Relating to others and adaptive leadership styles 21st January 2021
Working in partnership - Developing relationships with all stakeholders (including parents) and your role as a team player 18th March 2021
Open session - The focus of this session will be defined by the needs of the group 27th April 2021
Accountability - taking ownership and delegating. Handling difficult situations and communicating challenging messages. 22nd June 2021
Research project presentations 8th July 2021

 Please note that these dates will be reassessed nearer the time and may be subject to change.


£195. Prices detailed are for one delegate. Discounts may be available for multiple bookings

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Terms and conditions

  • No charge will be made if your booking is cancelled two weeks before the event.
  • No charge will be made for replacement delegates.
  • A 50% charge will be made for cancellations between one and two weeks.
  • If a cancellation is made within one week of the event a 100% charge will be made.

The organisers reserve the right to make reasonable modifications to the programme without prior notice and you would receive 5 days notice if the event were to be cancelled by the organisers. The organisers take no liability for any additional costs delegates incur in attending CPD programmes.

Joining instructions and an invoice will be forwarded to you in the week prior to the event and we kindly request payment within 30 days.