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STEPS & Senior Leadership

Are You Ready? Course Guidelines

If you are considering applying, we strongly recommend that you have a look at the Course Guidelines below to ensure that you are ready to apply but also to apply for the appropriate course. Please speak with your Principal in regards to the guidelines below and your role as a leader within your school. You will need to obtain your Principal's permission to attend before applying online. Please note, it is not a prerequisite to have completed Steps before being able to apply for Senior Pathways - the guidelines below are there to help you make a decision as to which course is right for you at the present based on your current role, level of responsibility and experience.

Course Guidelines

Steps into Leadership

Steps is delivered over 1 Full Day (compulsory) & 6 Evening Seminars (4pm – 7.45pm)

  • This course is open for newly appointed middle leaders in a school and those who are in a middle leadership position in a school for less than 3 years. This will include responsibility for the work of at least one other member of staff.
  • It is suitable for participants across phases and from any role within a school where they are responsible for leading and managing a team
  • You must have the support and permission of your Principal to apply & attend.

Senior Leadership Pathways

Senior Pathways is delivered over 2 Full Days (compulsory) & 6 Evening Seminars (4pm – 7.45pm)

  • You should be a Middle/Senior leader for more than 3 years
  • You must be in the position of leading a team.
  • Be in a position to lead a school improvement project.
  • You must have the support and permission of your Principal to apply & attend.

Please note - There is no sub-cover available for any part of the Programme

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