OTSA Middle Leadership Programme

OTSA Middle Leadership Programme

Date(s) - 16/11/2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


£300 plus VAT

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.

The Programme

Programme participants will attend a series of virtual sessions over a period of 9 to 12 months 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.

Programme Structure

The OTSA Middle Leader Programme comprises 6 full sessions – and each of these is broken down into two-90 minute virtual twilight sessions which run consecutively.

Participants will be expected to actively participate in all virtual sessions and complete inter-sessional tasks. 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.

Online Programme dates in 2021/22:

  • Session 1: 16th & 17th November 2021
  • Session 2: 7th & 8th December 2021
  • Session 3: 18th &19th January 2022
  • Session 4: 15th & 16th March 2022
  • Session 5: 17th & 18th May 2022
  • Session 6: 5th & 6th July 2022

All sessions will run as twilights from 4pm to 5.30pm.

Accessing the online event

A minimum of 48 hours before the commencement of the programme, you will receive an email from the OTSA CPD team containing a link to the online event. This link must not be shared with other people.

Please test the link the day before the event to make sure you can connect. If you need help please email info@otsa.org.uk or call 01235 856500 in good time before the event begins. We will be unable to help during the event itself.

Participation in the online event

Our online events aim to be interactive and you will be expected to have your camera and microphone on, although your microphone should be muted. We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.

Cost includes VAT which may be recovered by schools

£300 plus VAT

The event cost is inclusive of applicable VAT. Schools should be able to recover VAT from HMRC so the cost to your school should be the pre-VAT figure. If in doubt, please check with your finance manager.


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