1.7 The National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML)
NAML is part of the national suite of leadership programmes provided by SSAT for school leaders at all stages of their development. SSAT leadership programmes were founded in 2002 and since that time over 9,000 teachers and school leaders have benefitted from the high quality leadership training. The NAML is built upon the Middle Leaders Programme which was established during the growth of the academies movement to provide sponsored academies with cohesive and inspiring on-site training for their middle leadership to fully equip middle leaders for their roles and responsibilities as the engine room of school improvement. Since this time the programme has been continually reviewed and refined, being delivered to academies and non-academies.
HCTSA is a NAML licence holder and will deliver up to 5 modules from the following.
1. Effective learning and teaching; middle leadership accountabilities (Ofsted)
2. Creating an aspirational culture of achievement
3. Effective use of data and intervention strategies with impact
4. Lesson observation and performance management
Building high performing teams
5. Developing a team ethos and distributed leadership
6. Challenging underperformance and fierce conversations
7. Coaching and mentoring
Leadership and management
8. Leadership styles and characteristics
9. Managing self and others
10. Leading change for improvement
All modules will be accredited by SSAT and delegates will receive a certificate for modules completed.
SSAT leadership programmes offer routes to achieving Masters Accreditation through a 30 CAT points exemption from University of Nottingham course modules. For those completing the NAML, this is applicable to delegates who complete a minimum of five modules and also SSAT Lead Practitioner Accreditation.
1.8 Aspiring Curriculum Middle Leadership Programme (ACMLP)
For recently appointed or aspiring curriculum Middle Leaders who have the potential for and aspire to Middle Leadership in the near future. 8 one and a half hour after-school sessions plus an inspirational Saturday Middle Leadership day led by an external provider. The programme covers a variety of topics as well as the recruitment process to Middle Leadership. PAYG fee £300 per participant.
“Really valuable use of our time.”
1.9 Aspiring Pastoral Middle Leadership Programme (APMLP)
For colleagues new or aspiring to a Middle Leadership role in student support, for example Heads or Assistant Heads of Year or House, who wish to develop their understanding of effective pastoral leadership. The course looks at all of the necessary areas to ensure student progress and well-being, such as leadership of a Year team, use of data and multi-agency work. The course comprises of 8 one and a half hour sessions (4.15 to 5.45pm) and is based at a Secondary school in Harrow. PAYG fee £300 per participant.
“Informative & engaging.”
1.10 Extend and Enhance your Leadership and Management Programme (EELMP)
This course is aimed at current Heads of Department or Heads of Faculty who have completed either the HCTSA AMLP or any similar national leadership courses and are established Middle Leaders. The course consists of 8 after school sessions, covering a number of areas including: learning-centred leadership through the model of modelling, monitoring and dialogue, difficult conversations, time management, financial management and using data to improve outcomes. The data session will include looking at the new Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measures and how they are calculated. PAYG fee £350 per participant.
1.11 Cross Phase Leadership Programme (CPLP)
This programme is aimed at aspiring and established leaders at all levels across all phases. The sessions focus on: building leadership capacity, models of leadership and challenges in leadership. Participants complete and share a small piece of action research. Each person is also offered the opportunity to shadow a leader for a half day or day in another school. PAYG fee £200 per participant.
“Delivery was clear, at the right pitch and engaging.”
1.12 Aspiring Senior Leadership Programme (ASLP)
For Middle Leaders who have the potential for, and aspire to, Senior Leadership in the near future. 8 one and a half hour after school sessions (Thursdays, 4.15 – 5.45pm at a Secondary school in Harrow) plus a Friday evening to Saturday afternoon Residential. The programme covers a variety of topics as well as the recruitment process to Senior Leadership. PAYG fee £400 per participant.
“Residential was absolutely excellent.”
1.13 New to Senior Leadership Programme (N2SLP)
For colleagues new to Senior Leadership. 8 one and a half hour after school sessions (Thursdays, 4.30- 6.00pm at a Secondary school in Harrow) plus a Friday evening to Saturday afternoon Residential. A particular feature of this programme is that part of every session is devoted to Senior Leaders working in threes to coach, mentor and problem solve together. PAYG fee £400 per participant.
“Brilliant, so useful and realistic, honest feedback helpful re professional development; good range of activities.”
“Residential helped me to reflect & build self-confidence.”
1.14 Aspiring to Deputy Headship Programme (ADHP)
For Assistant Headteachers who have the potential for, and aspire to, Deputy Headship in the near future. 8 one and a half hour after school sessions (Wednesdays or Thursdays, 4.30 – 6.00pm at a Secondary school in Harrow) plus a Friday evening to Saturday afternoon Residential. This is a new CPD/Succession Management Programme for 2014/15. PAYG fee £400 per participant.
“Great co-operation & sharing of ideas and strategies.”
1.15 Aspiring to Headship Programme (AHP)
For colleagues who have potential for, and aspire to, Headship whether or not they have NPQH. 8 one and a half hour after school sessions (Wednesdays, 4.30 – 6.00pm at a Secondary school in Harrow) plus a Friday evening to Saturday afternoon Residential. PAYG fee £400 per participant.
“Feedback from interview & presentation was positive & challenging.”
“Extremely useful programme which modelled how a SL recruitment process would be.”