The Athelstan Trust believes that school leadership at all levels should be identified, supported and developed. Teachers should be able to access leadership development that is appropriate to their current role and which helps them to move forward in their career.
From November 2021 there is a new suite of National Professional Qualification (NPQ) leadership programmes available and we will be working with our chosen Teaching School Hub and UCL to provide opportunities for staff from across the Athelstan Trust to benefit from these opportunities.
Designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
NPQ Leading Behaviour & Culture (NPQLBC)
Designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
NPQ Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
Designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.
Designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
Designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
NPQ Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
Designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or a school trust CEO with responsibility for leading several schools.
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Feedback from previous delegates
This programme has had a huge impact in my professional development. It has enabled me to lead staff in my school with greater confidence and get them on board with my vison for my subject.
Coaching was a key learning point in understanding how to support colleagues, parents and students when tackling challenging situations. More than that, it has given me the time and space to reflect on who I am as a new leader and enabled me to take steps in becoming the kind of practitioner I aspire to be.
If you are caught in the trap where you are looking for more responsibility but keep being told you don’t have the experience, this course is a really effective way forward.
You will also genuinely learn from the experiences you’ll get, in a way that is hard to do otherwise. The course was hugely helpful for me as I interviewed for leadership posts during the year and has directly contributed to my appointment to a promoted role.
This course has greatly supported my recent leadership role and informed me of many strategies and techniques that I have already adopted to support teaching and learning.
The opportunity to reflect on my own practice has been beneficial to my current role working with student teachers and NQTS alike. Being able to share and discuss issues has also enable me to reflect on my own leadership style and consider changing my approach in some areas.