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Leadership Training programme 2020

Course Description

This programme is for existing middle and senior team leaders as well as those with clear leadership potential for future whole-school responsibilities. It will also reflect the needs of Specialist Leaders in Education.

The three-day course seeks to meet the needs of experienced school leaders who wish to develop their ideas about school leadership, who wish 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 coaching and constructive communication.

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

Training Objectives

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 and responsibilities and the requirements of working 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’ (research option) to generate learning.

Course Delivery

The programme will be delivered by Ed Lott. Ed is an ex-headteacher and is a former National College for School Leadership Associate Leader with over thirty years’ experience in education and professional development. Full programme notes and online support are included.


Tuesday 14th January 2020 9am-3.30pm

Tuesday 24th March 2020 9am-3.30pm

Tuesday 9th June 2020 9am-3.30pm


The Bridge Inn, Walshford, Wetherby LS22 5HS


The cost of the programme is £300 per delegate for North Star and Polaris members (£400 non-members).

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Terms & Conditions

Unused CPD days are non-transferable and will NOT be refunded.

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.