Aspiring Specialist Leaders of Education: CPD for teachers of BME heritage

To be completed by: Tue 07 May 2019

Time: -Tue 07 May 2019 | Venue:

This DfE-funded programme is designed to support teachers and leaders of BME backgrounds to progress towards SLE designation through three half-day training and coaching sessions led by Local Leaders of Education (LLE) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE).

Our research shows that local nursery and primary school teachers and leaders with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from BME backgrounds are under-represented in securing Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) designation. This programme is designed to help address this by supporting teachers and leaders of BME backgrounds in Lancashire and West Yorkshire schools through three half-day training and coaching sessions led by Local Leaders of Education (LLE) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE). This programme is full-funded by the DfE via the Lancashire and West Yorkshire Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund.

• To support BME teachers and leaders to develop the confidence to apply and be successful in securing Specialist Leader of Education designation

• To develop a broad awareness of system leadership
• To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with effective system leadership
• To develop an awareness of the career continuum so that participants prepare for a system leadership role
• To develop the confidence of effective teachers and leaders from BME backgrounds to apply for SLE designation

Intended outcomes:
• 75% of participants become SLEs within 12 months
• 100% of participants know what system leadership is and how they can develop as leaders in order to meet the criteria to become designated SLEs
• 100% of participants increase their confidence as current or aspiring leaders

Event 1: June 2019 - What is system leadership? What does it mean for me and my school? What does it mean for other schools? Where am I on the journey to becoming a system leader?

Event 2: June 2019 - Coaching others: What works? How does it support system leadership? How does being a skilled coaching benefit me and supported leaders?

Event 3: July 2019 - How do system leaders work? How do I become a system leader? What’s my journey towards becoming an SLE?

Dates to be confirmed. Provisional dates: 07/07/19, 18/06/19 and 01/07/19. Lunch from 12:00, delivery of sessions between from 13:00-15:30.

In registering for the event, participants are committed to completing a short online baseline survey for the DfE to help evaluate the impact of the programme. Only qualified teachers (with QTS) with a Teacher Reference Number (TRN) can apply (you'll need this when you book your place; you'll find it in your personnel file or the certificate you received when you qualified as a teacher). The link the survey will be emailed to participants with their confirmation email. The survey must be completed within 48 hours of booking. In applying to become an SLE, participants to apply to any Teaching School of their choice. However, they need to inform Exceed Teaching Schools so that this can be noted to inform the evaluation of the programme.

Non-attendance incurs a £100 charge to the participant's school. Please agree your attendance with your Headteacher prior to booking.

Places can be booked by the delegate here.


Published: 10/05/2019
Audience: Teachers and leaders with QTS (nursery/primary schools)
Contact: Paul Butler

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