STEPS into Leadership
LEARNING LEADERS a Strategy for Teacher Professional learning https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/publications/teaching-professional-learning-strategy outlines an ongoing commitment to Building Leadership Capacity through strengthening the current support and professional learning for school leaders.
The Steps into Leadership Programme has been further developed to support this commitment by enabling middle leaders to extend their professional knowledge and understanding of leadership, management and to develop the skills required to work effectively at a whole school level.
We will be running five regional cohorts this year based in the following venues:
Newry Teachers’ Centre
Fortwilliam EA Centre
Antrim EA Centre
Northwest Teachers’ Centre
Omagh Technology Centre EA
The programme will consist of 6 full days beginning in November 2019 and concluding in April 2020. In order to minimise disruption to teaching the course will be scheduled for a different day each month. On completion of the programme participants will receive an EA certificate and have the option of making a claim for prior learning (CAT pts) with HEIs. This process will be outlined as part of the course.
- The programme is suitable for newly appointed middle leaders or those who have been in a middle leader post for less than 4 years.
- All participants will be required to complete a school improvement project the focus of which has been agreed with the principal
- There is no substitute cover for this programme so applicants must seek approval from their principal prior to applying
- In the event of several teachers wishing to apply from the same school the principal may make the decision to restrict this to one place for financial and/or curricular reasons.
Applications will open on 3rd June and will close on 12th June. Demand for these courses is extremely high and places tend to fill up quickly. Due to the overwhelming demand for places last year, candidates who were placed on a reserve list cannot automatically be given a place on this year’s programme and must go through the application process again.
If you have any further queries regarding the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that admin staff are not able to reserve places and all applicants must follow the registration process.
Shane Comer| Head of Service for Leadership, Management and Governance
School Development Service