There has never been a better yet more challenging time to be a middle leader. Described as the engine room of any school, this is a privileged position which has a direct impact on the development of excellent teachers and support staff and the delivery of outstanding outcomes and opportunities for children and young people. With privilege comes great responsibility. Being a highly effective leader, manager, teacher, curriculum specialist, coach, mentor and inspirational motivator requires a toolkit of strategies, abundant self awareness, a habit of self reflection and a command of key skills and competencies to ensure the personal and professional success and wellbeing of you and your team.
The role of a middle leader is varied. This opportunity is designed to help Middle Leaders consider and navigate the role in more detail to develop both personal confidence and professional competence. There will be a focus on vision, influencing others (upwardly, outwardly and downwardly), effective resource management and an exploration of what constitutes effective practice. This is a unique experience to learn and reflect alongside peers from a range of contexts and settings and work with expert leaders who have delivered excellence in the broad areas of middle and school leadership. Participants will also have the opportunity to undertake an enquiry visit to another setting and gain the support and guidance from skilled facilitators who are experienced school and MAT leaders.