Developing Middle Leaders Programme

Developing Middle Leaders Programme

The course will focus on supporting the development of a range of leadership and management skills for Primary or Secondary staff typically in their first year in post or aspiring to middle leadership.

The programme supports the development of a range of generic leadership and management skills needed by middle leaders in order to successfully manage the transition into their first management post.

Suitable for participants across phases and from any role within a school which has responsibility for leading and managing a team, the programme is led by current senior and middle leaders with a proven track record of success at this level of leadership.

Key elements of the programme

Session 1: Manager or Leader?

  • Understanding the difference between management and leadership
  • What type of leader am I?
  • Effective teams and how to build them

Session 2: Managing in the role

  • Managing yourself and your time
  • Effective use of your team through delegation
  • Managing resources and budgets

Session 3: Communication

  • Active listening
  • Difficult conversations
  • Giving feedback
  • Running a successful meeting

Session 4: Delivering change and improvement

  • Understanding the school development planning process
  • Identifying and prioritising areas for change
  • Leading change
  • Evaluating impact

Dates and fees

Autumn Term – Four sessions, 4pm to 5.30pm

Tuesday 7th November 2017  

Tuesday 14th November 2017           

Tuesday 28th November 2017                  

Tuesday 5th December 2017

£250 + VAT per delegate


Saffron Walden County High School


Summer Term  – Four sessions, 4.15pm to 5.45pm

Thursday 14th June 2018   

Tuesday 19th June 2018           

Thursday 28th June 2018                  

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

£250 + VAT per delegate


Alec Hunter Academy


If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269