Building Future Leaders Programme


The Building Future Leaders Programme is a two-year leadership development programme that is designed for future school leaders and equips participants with the necessary attributes to drive strategic school improvement at a whole school level.  Through a structured programme of practical group sessions and individual coaching and mentoring, the programme explores the fundamentals of moral leadership and the establishment of core vision and values, while providing an opportunity to enhance participants’ understanding of the school improvement process through collaboratively developing a School Improvement Plan for a school identified as ‘Required to Improve’.  This is achieved through the analysis of detailed documentation and data related to the school, including a SEF, attendance and performance data, lesson observations and student voice, a Teaching and Learning Profile, a Curriculum Plan and School Development Plan that requires future leaders to collaboratively identify school improvement priorities and create an action plan. 

Participants will present the School Improvement Plan to Senior Leaders, including Headteachers and NLEs from across the Alliance at the end of Year One.  In Year Two,  participants will develop their leadership skills with a focus on Leading Change, including practical strategies on leadership behaviours, building relationships, sharing a vision and holding others and self to account.  The  two year programme will also require participants to undertake an Impact Study related to their own practice in school or on an agreed whole school priority.

The programme helps future leaders to;

  •  Develop moral and exceptional leadership skills
  •  Enhance their understanding of and ability to demonstrate the process of leading learning
  •  Create a culture of sustained reflection and learning

The programme is for teachers who feel ready to;

  •  Focus on developing effective leadership in an area of school improvement
  •  Reflect upon, develop and demonstrate their leadership skills and qualities
  •  Be willing to be self-reflective, accept challenges and work with a Senior Leadership coach

Support in your school:

Each participant will require a coach from their school to support them in their activities.  Coaches should be senior, outstanding practitioners with responsibility or experts in Teaching and Learning and school improvement.  Coaches will need to attend all sessions  of the programme, provide support for the participants to work back at their own school on the practical school-based tasks and monitor progress against identified targets and individual action plans.

Programme Session Schedule 2018-19

10.10.2018 4.00-6.00pm

Establishing Vision & Values in Moral Leadership 

28.11.2018 4.00-6.00pm

Driving School Improvement

23.01.2019 4.00-6.00pm

Strategic School Improvement: Theory into Practice

27.03.2019 4.00-6.00pm

Metacognitive Leadership: Making the Colours Work 

28.06.2019 9am-4pm

Conference: Case Study: Have you got what it takes?      

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