These development days are open to headteachers or appropriate senior leadership of any type of school in the city or county. The days focus on the leadership of learning and give opportunities to address your own issues from your own context.
The course will enable senior leadership to develop high quality relationships and partnerships, provide opportunities to share experiences and develop professionally and to find quality time to reflect and take part in individual, small and whole group activities that improve a head’s ability to lead on learning.
“Curriculum input in the morning was spot on for my school and our current agenda.”
“Always good to ask questions, only another Headteacher can answer!”
2019 / 2020
Friday 7 February 2020
Friday 14 February 2020
2020 / 2021
Friday 19 June 2020
Friday 9 October 2020
Friday 5 February 2021
Friday 26 June 2020
Friday 16 October 2020
Friday 26 February 2021
We offer NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL in partnership with Inspiring Leaders.
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership is a qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. The programme is aimed at individuals in primary, secondary and special school settings with responsibility for leading a team, which may include key stage leaders, curriculum area leaders, pastoral services, subject leaders, heads of department or SENCOs. This qualification is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader with skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improve classroom practice.
The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership is a qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader.
The NPQSL is aimed at senior leaders in primary, secondary and special school settings with cross-school responsibilities. This includes experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, assistant heads and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
The National Professional Qualification for Headship is the nationally accepted route into headship and the content of this qualification has been developed in partnership with some of the best school leaders in the country.
Inspiring leaders aims to develop and deliver the best possible route into headship by utilising the content combined with input, inspiration and expertise from experienced, outstanding headteachers, providing participants with a gold standard route into headship. It is expected participants will complete the programme within 12-18 months.
The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders (NPQEL)
The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders is for:
Inspiring leaders aims to develop and deliver a ‘gold standard’ route into executive leadership by drawing upon the inspiration and expertise of experienced outstanding executive leaders and CEOs as well as leaders from outside of education to address the challenges of leading multiple organisations. This programme aims to attract and to develop the most aspirant and effective leaders from across the region.
To learn more about these programmes, please contact Deborah Othwaite on 01332 706806 for an informal chat.
Our School Business Professionals network offered in partnership with our colleagues at Flint Bishop Education is well attended with great feedback. The meetings are professionally facilitated by Michelle Richardson and include a national update and a chance to hear from a range of companies developing new ways of working.
An important part of the meeting is the chance for SBPs to identify the issues that they wish to discuss and future agendas are built around their needs. It is also a great opportunity to share good practice and where SBPs are new to post there is also an opportunity to be paired with an experienced SBP for mentoring support.
“Many points made in the HR session – always useful”
Thursday 6 February 2020 – Finance
Facilitator: Michelle Richardson
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby, DE73 5UB
Cost: £60 for DTSA Member Schools and £90 for Non DTSA Member Schools
The process involves around a half day’s work with the NLE (please see the list of DTSA NLEs in School to School Support).
During the programme you will self – review and suggest targets and then discuss this with your DTSA contact. Performance Management Governors will meet to discuss and suggest targets for the coming year and records of discussion will be made for your use.
NEW for 2019
We are offering a bespoke package for new headteachers from an NLE acting as a mentor/coach with the time to be used as agreed (please see the list of DTSA’s NLEs in School to School Support).
This will give all new heads a chance to learn about local networks and partnerships that new colleagues may find useful as well as an insight into local and regional issues schools are facing in these changing times.
This programme is aimed at those who are new to their leadership role – whether middle or senior leadership – and those who aspire to the next step in their career as leader.
During the programme participants will gain clarity about what highly effective leadership and management looks like whilst developing skills and techniques to help them to support and empower others. It will cover how to hold others to account and have difficult conversations whilst leading and managing change using a coaching approach/model to your role as a leader
“Good use of teaching and practical application to school-based issues. Great to talk to other colleagues and share ideas”
“Very informative with fantastic ideas of leadership styles and coaching”