DTSA offers high quality CPLD in Leadership, Core Subjects, SEND, NQT/RQT, Teaching and Learning as well as providing bespoke whole school CPLD packages. We aim to help you develop and maintain good to outstanding practice and to create a culture where professional dialogue and reflection enable you to achieve excellence across your whole school.
We offer training courses at a number of local venues in the Derby and Derbyshire area, as well as online. We can work with you to plan a whole school INSET day or design a planned Continuing Professional Learning & Development strategy so that our trainers and consultants can work with your staff to deliver high quality, cost effective continuing professional development for teachers and leaders.
Our sessions are based on in-depth research and identified best practice and delivered by colleagues with a deep understanding of pedagogy and andragogy. Our trainers are highly skilled and include local Specialist Leaders of Education at Primary and Secondary levels who can support you in moving your improvement plans forward to have a positive impact on pupil outcomes and teacher well being.
Our offer is reviewed every year to ensure that it remains relevant within a challenging landscape and contains best practice at all levels as we believe that it is essential to deliver across all levels and sectors.
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!”
Where physical meetings cannot be held, online meetings are being held at a cost of £100 per person, per session.
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.
“It is always beneficial to be able to step out from the bubble and be able to invest some intellectual energy thinking and reflection on my leadership. Thought provoking as always”
NPQH participant, October 2020.
NPQH closing date: 9th December 2020
Download the application form at www.inspiringleaderstoday.com
Call us on 07376 030392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Outhwaite on 01332 706806 for an informal chat.
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.
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”