Stepping up to Senior Leadership

Moving from middle leadership to senior leadership requires a mind-set shift to whole school thinking, the skills to manage complex teams and competing priorities whilst maintaining focus on ensuring you are keeping your students at the centre of what you do. This exciting new programme will support you to develop the knowledge, skills, mind-set and networks to develop as a senior leader. Whether you have recently joined the senior leadership team or aspire to do so soon, this programme will help you take and be successful in the next step in your teaching career.

How the programme works

Delegates will complete a competency audit tool which will allow them to self assess their leadership skills and ensure the programme is tailored to their needs. Delegates will also use personality profiling tool Strengthsfinder (TM) to support them to consider how to build on their unique personal qualities.

 Event  Title Date Venue
One Stepping up to senior Leadership
Personal and professional readiness
Competencies for senior leadership
Developing a vision for yourself as a senior leader
Working across multiple schools
February 2018 TBC
Two Job applications, recruitment and talent development and HR issues
(Delegates will be able to select from different sessions across the day)

Securing a senior leadership role – application letters and interview
Performance management
Talent development
Recruitment best practice
April 2018 TBC
Three Leading change and managing complexity
Getting a whole-school/multi-school perspective
Negotiating and influencing
Change management
Developing innovative practice
July 2018 TBC
Four SSAT National Conference 2018
Engage in the education debate on key issues for school leaders
Learn from nationally and internationally recognised experts in the field both from within and beyond education
Participate in school-led workshops hosted by some of the country’s most successful and innovative schools
December 2018 TBC


  • Visit three different schools across the country
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and mind set to be a successful senior leader
  • Hear from head teachers and senior leaders with track records of success
  • Attend the SSAT national conference where you will get to hear from top school leader and education experts
  • Explore different types of senior leadership roles and build a cohort of peers to learn with
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In order to showcase the best variety of leadership practice and school contexts all of our programmes are run at venues across the country. For example, recent programmes have included venues based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, Chester and Coventry. The programme is also subject to change dependent on the needs of delegates.

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Start date
February 2018.

10 months

Four events, including three one-day school visits and one-day attendance at the National Conference 2018

Ideal for
Aspiring and newly-appointed senior leaders

£1,150 for members
£1,725 for non-members
Prices exclusive of VAT

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