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Senior Leader's Programme 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017
£600 plus VAT for Alliance schools and £800 plus VAT for non Alliance schools

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About this course

The Advanced Learning Alliance is delighted to announce the second year of the Senior Leader’s Programme which follows on from the very successful first year. This course will be delivered by Headteachers of our Alliance schools and will prepare participants for the job of, and application to, a Senior Leadership Team.

This course comprises of six core modules. All held as twilights at various Alliance schools.

In addition to the taught part of this course, participants will be expected to complete a small project, overseen by a member of their current Senior Leadership team. This should be a project which has clear outcomes and which allows them to showcase their school wide leadership skills. You will be asked to supply a draft title for your project, together with the name and role of your school mentor for your registration on this course to be completed.

The Senior Leadership Programme culminates in an overnight, residential programme where participants will share the outcomes of their projects before participating in a mock application to and interview for a fictitious position as Assistant Headteacher. This process will include a number of realistic interview tasks as well as a face to face interview conducted by current Alliance Headteachers. Through, individualised, feedback from this process will be provided.

Session Date

Session Title



Location of Session

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Project introduction including details of project



Leadership and Management

Jonathan Robinson




Dame Helen Hyde

Director of Advanced Learning Alliance


Retired Headteacher

Dame Alice Owen’s School

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Applications to Senior Leadership

Ian Cooksey

Headteacher of Watford Grammar School for Boys

Watford Grammar School for Boys

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Taking departments from good to outstanding

Mandy Davighi

Lead practitioner, Technology

Dame Alice Owen’s School

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Financial management of a school

Hannah Nemko

Headteacher of Dame Alice Owen’s School

Dame Alice Owen’s School


March 2018

Evaluating your school/area of responsibility and proving capacity to improve

Neil Enright

Headteacher of Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School

Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School

April 2018

Performance management, team development and accountability

David Croston and Liz Grant

Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher of Chancellor’s School

Chancellor’s School

June/July 2018

Overnight residential




Additional information

Places on this course are strictly limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

Who should attend?

Middle Leaders

Course leader


Dame Alice Owen's School Dugdale Hill Ln, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 2DU


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