Developing Middle Leadership Potential - Primary and Secondary


This programme is designed for primary and secondary teachers wishing to develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding of middle leadership.


Course delegates will undertake an Action Research Project linked to their role with focus on ‘Closing the Gap’. Schools will choose a coach for each of their delegates who will help to guide them through the project and assist with organisational and practical elements of the programme.

Topics covered

Over the course of the academic year, this programme focuses on a number of key issues including:

▪ What is it all about ?  The role of the middle leader

▪ Developing Leadership Awareness

▪ Leading Outstanding teaching and learning by raising achievement

▪ Action planning as a reflective leadership tool

▪ Leadership of Change

▪ Managing the Team


The programme comprises of 7 twilight sessions (4.00pm—6.00pm) spread across the academic year.


Through a Closing the Gap project delegates will fully explore the role of Middle Leader including leadership of change, working with others, managing the team and leading outstanding teaching and learning. Delegates will be shown a variety of key facilitation techniques, have an understanding of some key leadership theorists and be supported by a variety of materials that will build up into a personal set of resources for future leadership growth.

How will my school benefit?

Delegates will develop leadership skills that will further consolidate and strengthen leadership within their schools. Through the Closing the Gap project delegates will be effectively contributing to whole school improvement.

How will my students benefit?

The Closing the Gap project will help to reduce an attainment gap within the delegates school. Strengthened leadership skills with a focus on leading outstanding teaching and learning will contribute to the raising of expectations within the school setting.

Previous DMLP Delegate comments;

‘I have recognised different leadership styles and been able to put these into action, thinking about getting the most from others’

‘I feel more confident in my own abilities to be a middle leader and the kind of middle leader I would like to be.’

‘very interesting and motivating’

‘it has inspired me to implement changes within my classroom and year group. I feel more ready to take on the challenges.’

‘It has given me the confidence to manage staff who may challenge change.’

‘I have been able to take on more challenges and have felt more confident asking for responsibility. I now have more confidence to introduce my own ideas to the whole school.’

Course start date 16 October 2019
Course duration 7 twilight sessions
Course end date 16 September 2020
Course time 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Venue Anglo European School, Ingatestone
Cost £300 (£270 for Billericay TSA Members)

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