Leaders for the Future (L4F)

Leaders for the Future

This programme is aimed at teachers with leadership potential who are in the early stages of their career. The focus is on developing leadership skills, knowledge and mind-sets, which can be used immediately to increase their impact beyond their own classroom through influencing others and working on wider projects.

To book module training, please complete an expression of interest form.

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Course Modules

  1. Leading yourself
  2. Leading for impact
  3. Leading and influencing others
  4. Leading yourself for the long term
  5. Leading through coaching and mentoring

Leading yourself

Before you are able to lead and manage others, you need to know and manage yourself effectively. This means developing emotional intelligence; understanding your own personality and seeking to understand others, considering how you communicate and how you are perceived by others.

Aims of the session:

  • To consider the importance of emotional intelligence for self-leadership and leadership of others
  • To reflect on your own personality and consider how this impacts on both your own leadership and those you lead
  • To understand and recognise different personality traits
  • To explore a range of communication styles and consider the implications for leadership
  • To reflect on the impact your behaviours and actions have on others and how you are perceived.

Leading for impact

This module explores the component parts of ‘vision’, how to explain a personal vision and consider its impact upon the individual, the team and the school/academy. Furthermore to explore the key elements of building and effective team, to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of particular teams in delivering successful outcomes.

An examination of the aspects of project management will provide a structure through which a project or plan can be achieved.

Aims of the session:

  • Examine the concept of vision
  • Develop your own vision and apply it to your situation
  • Formulate the key elements of building and effective team
  • Construct a project management plan

Leading and influencing others

Teachers in the early stages of their careers are often given departmental projects and whole-school initiatives to lead on where they have no formal authority and therefore need to access a wide range of interpersonal skills and influencing styles to achieve success.

Leaders for the future modules will tend to regularly have ideas for improving your school which you want to implement but struggle to get the buy-in of more senior colleagues.

Aims of the session:

  • To enable delegates to take a rationale and analytical approach to understanding the needs and agendas of those around them.
  • To help them to be strategic in influencing a range of different stakeholders

Leading yourself for the long term

Teaching requires both long-term and short-term strategies to ensure that teachers stay motivated, healthy and on top of their responsibilities. This module aims to help to think about how they can be effective now in their current role and how they can ensure they make the best personal choices about how they want to develop in the future.

Aims of the session:

  • To support delegates to become more efficient with their time
  • To support delegates to understand stress
  • To support delegates to be able to consider different career paths

Leading through coaching and mentoring

This session explores the different approaches that should be considered when supporting a colleague or leading a team. The session helps delegates to identify when best to use these approaches, strategies to use and the potential risks.

Aims of the session:

  • To identify coaching, collaborative and mentoring techniques, applying them to workplace situations as appropriate
  • To know and be able to select appropriately from a range of strategies on how to support and collaborate with colleagues
  • To apply effective communication skills when working with colleagues to achieve a goal

More information:

SSAT professional development modules are designed to the highest quality and backed up by rigorous research. We know schools have limited opportunities to deliver training to staff so it is important for PD days and twilight sessions to have maximum impact with minimal travel or cover costs and no disruption to learning. You can select and combine the modules which are best suited to your needs and priorities and ensure you are providing the professional development your staff need.

Each module begins with a two hour training session delivered by an experienced SSAT trainer who will come to you. Also included with each module is a range of supporting resources and post-training tasks and activities which will support you in applying the training to the context of your school, ensuring you are able to go on to embed the learning into your everyday practice

Modules can be delivered to cohorts of up to 20 attendees.

The cost of this bespoke training is dependent on the number of modules you book and how you choose to have these delivered. We recognise schools have unique needs so we encourage you to have a look at the full suite of 27 modules we have on offer covering the key areas of Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Curriculum to build a series of twilight sessions or PD days that cover exactly the areas you need to address, allowing a more efficient programme for your school.

Further information about all of the modules available can be found here

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