Leadership development and succession planning
Leadership development is important for leaders at all levels including headteachers, governors, senior leaders, middle leaders and support staff leaders.
Leadership development can take a range of formats including accredited programmes, local leadership networks and CPD opportunities, internal school leadership development programmes, local school-to-school and collaborative programmes and individual personal reading and research.
National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
The NCTL now focuses on working with schools, teaching schools and partner organisations to develop and deliver high-quality continuing professional development and leadership training rather than delivering programmes directly. They also support successful school leaders and governors to take on a lead role in school-to-school support to improve the performance of other schools.
General information on the NCTL website (GOV.UK)
National professional qualifications (NPQ)
New NPQ qualifications for leaders at different levels will be available for 2017-18:
- National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML): for those who are, or are aspiring to become a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team
- National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL): for those who are, or are aspiring to become a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
- National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH): for those who are, or are aspiring to become a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
- National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders (NPQEL): for those who are, or are aspiring to become a senior leader (executive leader) with cross-school responsibilities. General information on the and details of current programmes can be found on the NCTL website (GOV.UK)
NPQML and NPQSL in Ealing
In Ealing we work with UCL Leadership Colab at the Institute of Education to deliver the NPQML and NPQSL programmes locally.
Two clusters are providing the programmes in Ealing in 2017-18:
- The LA, Ealing Teaching School Alliance (ETSA) and the Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance (EPTSA) (UCL cluster: Ealing)
- West London Teaching Alliance (UCL cluster: Montpelier Primary School)
Participants apply directly to UCL naming Ealing or Montpelier Primary School cluster as their local provider.
The programmes begin in the autumn term and participants have up to 18 months to complete the qualification. They include a combination of face to face sessions and on-line learning and the completion of a school based improvement project.
More information can be found on this website, click on this link:
National professional qualification for middle and senior leaders
Open Access Area
Further leadership resources and materials can be found on the NCTL website, including materials from a range of programmes which are no longer offered. It is planned that these materials will available until September 2018.
Other leadership development in Ealing
New headteacher programme: A welcome event for new, acting and new to Ealing headteachers takes place at Ealing Education Centre from 10-12.30 on Wednesday 20 September 2017. This event is an opportunity to meet with colleagues and senior Ealing Council staff members. A light lunch will be provided and a marketplace of Ealing services.
CPD online (event reference SCH 17/354)
Accredited NASENCO programmes: delivered by UCL IoE in partnership with EPTSA. This qualification is a requirement for all SENCos appointed after 2009. Module 1 of this programme starts on 10 January 2018
CPD online (event reference: SCH 18/067)
There is also a four session induction programme available free to Ealing maintained schools, recommended to prepare for the qualification course which starts on 10 October 2017.
CPD online (course reference: SCH 17/232)
Leadership conference for deputy and assistant headteachers (primary and special schools): This event is scheduled for 10 October 2017
CPD online (course reference: SCH 17/432)
Leadership conference for headteachers (primary and special schools): Thursday, 11 January 2017 - Friday, 12 January 2018 (commencing with evening dinner on Wednesday 10 January.
CPD online (conference reference: SCH 17/461)
Leadership networks: a range of leadership networks for middle and senior managers are available to all primary and special schools through the Schools Forum buy back and to secondary schools in partnership with the Ealing Teaching School Alliance (ETSA) through the Collaborative programmes buy back. CPD sessions for leaders and governors are available through the CPD SLA or pay as you go. Full details are available at www.ealingcpd.org.uk and www.egfl.org.uk/CPD
Leadership diversity programme: ETSA was successful in securing a two year bid for the programme in 2016-17. In 2017-18 10 places are available for female and/ or BME secondary colleagues who are ready to progress to an assistant head or deputy head post
Leadership development and succession planning: in school: Support to design an in-house leadership programme can be brokered through your link partner. Numerous high quality resources are available on GOV.UK:
Leadership programmes are available from a wide range of external providers including:
Primary: Glinys Weller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary: Angela Doherty, email@example.com
ETSA: Joanne Trewin, firstname.lastname@example.org
EPTSA: Melanie Hogan, email@example.com
WLTA: Beth Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org