I am learning so much about myself as a leader and about leadership overall. Networking with colleagues is great and I am fully supported by the NCE team.
It has been an opportunity to explore, reflect and practice some of the theoretical aspects of Leadership and gain a wider perspective on school improvement.
It has opened up a huge range of learning opportunities form readings and seminars to podcasts. Doing the programme has allowed me to give myself valuable CPD time
Having the time to stop and look at the theory behind what we are doing. It has validated a lot of my decisions and has given me more confidence.
The online residential days. The speakers are brilliant and leave all with lots to digest.
I have felt empowered to be confident about my work.
Meeting other leaders in different school settings
Having access to people who are in education and having them share their experiences and insights
Time to breathe, step back and think about my own practice.
The opportunity to expand my understanding of strategic leadership theory and how I can apply it to my own practice.
The professional learning days and the podcasts. I would also say that the support from my PLM has been outstanding.
I love listening to all of the experts and soaking in their knowledge.
With each new piece of learning, I feel empowered.
developing my knowledge and understanding in aspects of leadership I had never considered before. Really opening my eyes to a world of knowledge
A real in-depth look at key areas of leadership that helps hit the nail on the head.
The fact that this is not just validation of my existing knowledge. I am learning a lot and are able to use this learning in day to day work.
Fantastic speakers on the learning days. Interesting topics and learning is centered on your role, it's not all theoretical.
Just the amazing ideas that I've been exposed to that have led me to further reading and expanded my horizons
Learning so many new things and being able to see them translate into day to day practice through the apprenticeship tasks.
enjoying the learning content and the ability to look at so many different topics that are relevant to my current and future work
Learning new knowledge and skills that support me in my role as a senior leader.
Challenge of reading outside and beyond education and then relating it to our field.
Inspirational NCE team and speakers
I love the PLDs, with such high quality speakers and the NCE podcasts.
Building my confidence
Quality of training and reading leading to enhanced, reflective practice
Communicating and learning with other senior leaders.
The podcast and book club sessions gives me some kind of normality. I also enjoy the workshop sessions too.
The academic learning. The support from the NCE has been excellent.
The quality of tutors and lecturers has been a real highlight.
The level of support from SLT tutors, thought-provoking lectures and resources to make you question your everyday practice.
The readings and the seminars are brilliant. Really enjoy them
The virtual residential days where you get to network just a little and hear other perspectives and ideas. Podcasts also great way to absorb information.
Accessing high quality speakers and reading materials
support from Mark Ellis is excellent and the materials and PL days are well thought out and relevant
The depth of knowledge and support from many different schools of thought beyond education
The Professional Learning Days and the book club sessions.
Thought provoking and academically challenging
Learning things that make me rethink my practice.
Great speakers and lots of good books that make you think
I am loving the new learning
The knowledge I am constantly gaining and the excellent support
Learning so much about effective ways to develop my leadership practice
The live lecture by Sir David Carter - it was first-class.
I enjoy the academic professional learning days where the teaching has a been excellent
Having such an invested and motivational tutor. Rachel is incredible.
Listening to inspirational speakers such as Vivienne Porritt and Diana Osagie
Understanding the theory that supports my instincts as a leader.
Completing the reading to learn more and listening to the podcast discussions
The space,, chance and focus on learning beyond my comfort zone.
The depth of knowledge and opportunities for self-reflection
The range of reading, and sharing ideas with colleagues in break out rooms and on WhatsApp
Listening to experts!
Quality of Knowledge Seminars
deepening my understanding in aspects of leadership
Excellent professional learning days and support from tutors.
The support from Mark Ellis and Nick Heard
The live days when we have had a chance to 'meet' tutors etc
Excellent range of speakers and superb support from James Potter
The support offered by the tutors
The wider learning and affirmation of what is working successfully in school.
Tutor Support, Mark Ellis and Mia Jones have been fantastic.
The brilliant range of speakers at the seminars and the personalised approach from my tutor Mark Ellis.
The way it challenges my thinking
The wealth of new ideas that I have picked up
To high quality tutors, presenters, materials and support
Professional learning days and tutor support
Ease of access to materials
Knowledge skills and the readings
Support from the senior tutor through regular zoom meetings, podcasts and book clubs.
Being exposed to insights from other professionals and literature
Challenging thinking around leadership
Listening to the speakers during the online learning
Listening to experts share their experience
Personal reflection based on literature
Excellent support from my tutor Rachel
The support of the Tutors.
"NCE have added real value to the apprenticeship through their unique understanding of school’s requirements. The employees have been overwhelmed by the opportunities they have been given."
“It’s rare that you find a course, which is not only engaging, but incredibly practical. It’s made me really consider the why behind my actions, and how I implement change as a leader.”
"I also am thinking about the next steps in my career, and this training will afford me more scope going forward in educational leadership and management roles."