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Leadership Training programme 2020-2021

Course Description

This programme is for aspiring Senior Leaders who currently hold leadership positions within school as well as those with the clear leadership potential for future whole-school responsibilities

The three-day course seeks to meet the needs of experienced school leaders who wish to develop their understanding of school leadership,  to maximise their skills and effectiveness, and who also seek to make further professional progress. The programme will be underpinned by an emphasis on the key skills of research, coaching and constructive communication.

The course will also use the unifying vehicle of an individual ‘Leadership Focus’ to generate learning.

Training Objectives

Exploring different models of leadership.

Build a local network of school leaders as ‘reflective practitioners’.

Investigate the core issues of ‘2020’ future school leadership.

Develop coaching skills and team-building.

Consider the whole-school implications of current developments in education.

Prepare school leaders for potential ‘next step’ promotion.

Learning Outcomes

Each participant will develop a clearer picture of their current role, responsibilities and accountabilities  as school leaders. Colleagues will develop a sense of their future professional needs; and will be enabled to articulate their contribution to their own school’s progress and also the wider development of their local school network. The course will also use the unifying vehicle of an individual ‘senior leadership focus’ to generate learning.

Each delegate will receive a copy of Mary Myatt’s High Challenge, Low Threat and a Journal to document your progress throughout the programme.

Course Delivery

The programme will be delivered by Asma Maqsood Shah, a Headteacher of a large 3 form entry school supported Alex Hope, Head Teacher of Knaresborough St John’s Primary School.


Day 1 19th November 12.30pm – 3.30pm – remote

Day 2 4th February 1.30pm – 4.30pm – remote

Day 3 25th May 9am – 3pm possibly face to face – TBC


The cost of the programme is £150 per delegate for North Star members (£200 non-members).

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Terms & Conditions

Please note that in the event of a cancellation the following terms will be applied:

Cancellations within two weeks of the first event: 50% charge; cancellations within 48 hrs of the event/no show: 100% charge. If delegates do not attend all three days, your school will still be charged the full amount.


With-in a month of the first day of the event, or with-in a month of the event, which ever applies.