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Senior Leadership Programme

People – Culture – Performance

This 26 month combined Master’s and Apprenticeship programme in education surpasses previously available school leadership programmes in terms of its depth of content, quality of learner experience and 1-2-1 executive coaching.

Overview

Designed specifically for leaders in a school or multi-academy trust, successful learners are awarded an MA in School Leadership and Management, a Level 7 Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeship and eligibility to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute.

Bringing together leadership expertise from the private, public and third sectors the programme is immersed in educational context while also developing leadership theory and practice that is transferable across sectors.

Unique Features of our Senior Leadership Programme

360 Review

For 3 months of the Senior Leadership Programme, learners will complete a 360 review of an area of school improvement within the school or trust. This review will use management techniques learned during the programme and will require engagement with all stakeholders in the school including governors and parents. The review can form the basis of the work-based change management project.

Work-based change management project

In the last 6 months of the on-programme period, the learner will undertake a work-based project, which will bring together elements of their learning from different parts of the programme and show their accumulated knowledge and understanding of management and its application in their organisation.

Growth Coaching International (GCI) coaching training

The Senior Leadership Programme includes a comprehensive module of leadership coaching for schools which is woven into all programme elements and helps learners to build constructive conversations and relationships, supporting their 360 reviews and change management projects.

Application Deadline

Final places released.

Core Modules
  • Leadership Theory
  • Leadership Practice. Part 1: Leading the People
  • Leadership Practice. Part 2: Leading the Culture
  • Leadership Practice. Part 3: Leading Teams
  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Leading a School
Qualifications
  • MA in School Leadership and Management (MA)
  • Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship
  • Eligibility to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute

£18,000

This programme is fully funded using your school or trust’s Apprenticeship Levy funds. 

Please call 0208 221 9089 if you need support accessing your levy funds.

26 Months

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation and gateway review
  • School-based project analysis
  • Departmental/team review
  • 2 written assignments
  • Leadership of change dissertation
  • English and Maths GCSEs grades A to C or equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s degree and QTS or a PGCE
  • A role on the Leadership Pay Scale
  • 4 years teaching experience
  • Due to the structure of the integrated Master’s and apprenticeship programme, unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates who work less than 30 contracted hours a week. This is to enable us to ensure that all the requirements of the Master’s and apprenticeship can be completed within the allocated off the job training time.
Teachers at a learning programme
Core Modules
  • Leadership Theory
  • Leadership Practice. Part 1: Leading the People
  • Leadership Practice. Part 2: Leading the Culture
  • Leadership Practice. Part 3: Leading Teams
  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Leading a School
Qualifications
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership (MEd)
  • Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship
  • Eligibility to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute

£18,000

This programme is fully funded using your school or trust’s Apprenticeship Levy funds. 

Please call 0208 221 9089 if you need support accessing your levy funds.

26 Months

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation and gateway review
  • School-based project analysis
  • Departmental/team review
  • 2 written assignments
  • Leadership of change dissertation
  • English and Maths GCSEs grades A to C or equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s degree and QTS or a PGCE
  • A leadership role and autonomy within an area for their school or trust
  • 4 years teaching experience
  • Due to the structure of the integrated Master’s and apprenticeship programme, unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates who work less than 30 contracted hours a week. This is to enable us to ensure that all the requirements of the Master’s and apprenticeship can be completed within the allocated off the job training time.

This 26 month combined Master’s and Apprenticeship programme in education surpasses previously available school leadership programmes in terms of its depth of content, quality of learner experience and 1-2-1 executive coaching.

Overview

Designed specifically for leaders in a school or multi-academy trust, successful learners are awarded a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, a Level 7 Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeship and eligibility to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute.

Bringing together leadership expertise from the private, public and third sectors the programme is immersed in educational context while also developing leadership theory and practice that is transferable across sectors.

Unique Features of our Senior Leadership Programme

360 Review

For 3 months of the Senior Leadership Programme, learners will complete a 360 review of an area of school improvement within the school or trust. This review will use management techniques learned during the programme and will require engagement with all stakeholders in the school including governors and parents. The review can form the basis of the work-based change management project.

Work-based change management project

In the last 6 months of the on-programme period, the learner will undertake a work-based project, which will bring together elements of their learning from different parts of the programme and show their accumulated knowledge and understanding of management and its application in their organisation.

Growth Coaching International (GCI) coaching training

The Senior Leadership Programme includes a comprehensive module of leadership coaching for schools which is woven into all programme elements and helps learners to build constructive conversations and relationships, supporting their 360 reviews and change management projects.

Application Deadline

Final places released.

Initial teacher development group workshop

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