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Leadership Residencies

This programme is open to senior leaders in schools and aims to provide an opportunity to collaborate with another school, in order to develop essential leadership skills. It provides valuable exposure to another school during a 3-5 day residency during the summer term.
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Training Dates and Times

Dates: 28th April 2017 and 12th July 2017
Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Closing date for all applications is 2 weeks prior to the start of the course

Cost

Free to schools who are members of the Alliance for Learning, £1000 to all other schools

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Suitable for

Senior leaders.

Programme structure

The programme runs from January to July and over that time, participants will have an opportunity to reflect upon their strengths as a leader and areas for development. The programme involves a 360 self-evaluation, coaching sessions, leadership training, completion of a reflective journal and a 3-5 day residency.

Course aims

The core aims are to:

  • understand the principle of system leadership within the Teaching Schools mandate
  • understand why the leadership residency programme is relevant to modern day educational leadership
  • explore what is meant by effective leadership
  • understand the purpose of the residency and reflect upon the residency on completion
  • understand how to use your leadership capability in a new and different context
  • reflect on key leadership behaviours of highly effective leaders
  • develop your leadership expertise and practise skills through undertaking a strategic leadership task within the placement school

Given the diverse nature of the current educational context and increased autonomy within the system, it is important that you have the opportunity to learn in a different context to your current workplace. The core aims of the 3-5 day residency are to:

  • understand how to use your leadership capability in a new and different context
  • reflect on key leadership behaviours of highly effective leaders
  • develop your leadership expertise and practise skills through undertaking a strategic leadership task within the placement school.

What does it involve?

During the two coaching sessions, participants work with an experienced coach to deepen their understanding of their leadership strengths. The two half day training sessions are delivered by experienced facilitators who will further this thinking. Participants are carefully matched to their host school, based on their needs and the strengths of the school. During the residency, participants are assigned an SLT link who will work closely with the participant to ensure that the residency is as beneficial as possible.