Date(s) - 06/11/2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Unipart conference centre
The focus of the OTSA Middle Leader Programme is to identify and consolidate knowledge and understanding about leadership and management to achieve high quality teaching and learning and thereby close the gaps in pupil achievement in our schools.
The programme is designed for middle leaders who have responsibility for leading subjects, key phases, pastoral responsibilities or other aspects of the schools work. It is suitable for middle leaders in every educational context including early years environments, primary schools, special schools through to large faculties in secondary schools.
Programme Dates & Times in 2023/24
Blended learning (includes 3x face to face, and 6x virtual sessions)
Participants will be expected to actively participate in ALL sessions and complete inter-sessional tasks.
Face to face sessions | 1.30pm to 4.30pm (includes a Welcome lunch on arrival at 1pm)
Virtual sessions | 4pm to 5.30pm
Programme participants will attend a series of blended sessions across the academic year where they will work with colleagues to deepen their knowledge and understanding of highly effective leadership.
Participants will work on an authentic leadership project which responds to a genuine school need and makes a direct contribution to school improvement.
Schools will need to support participants during the programme through providing a senior colleague to act as a mentor and coach to offer guidance, challenge and, where appropriate, advocacy.
The OTSA Middle Leader Programme comprises 6 full sessions; three of these will take place face to face; and the remaining three sessions are broken down into two-90 minute virtual twilight sessions which run consecutively. Participants will be expected to actively participate in ALL sessions and complete inter-sessional tasks.
Session 1: Developing your leadership style and vision (Face-to face)
- 1(a) – Introduction
- 1(b) – Vision
Session 2: Teamship (Virtual)
- 2(a) – Leading an effective team
- 2(b) – Leading through change
Session 3: What is the impact you can have as a middle leader? (Virtual)
- 3(a) – The scope of a middle leadership role
- 3(b) – Leading through data
Session 4: Raising Standards (Face-to-face)
- 4(a) – Quality Assurance
- 4(b) – Constructive conversations
Session 5: The Future of your Leadership (Virtual)
- 5(a) – Leading the development of others
- 5(b) – Outward Facing Leadership
Session 6: Project presentations and self-reflection (Face-to-face)
Successful completion of the programme, which includes a presentation to the school leadership team, will be recognised through the award of an OTSA Middle Leadership Programme certificate.
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