Course Detail

Invictus Aspiring Senior leaders


Course Detail

This programme is designed for aspiring senior leaders who want to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in leading change across their setting. The programme gives teachers the opportunity to become more confident, competent and highly effective senior leaders who are able to improve teaching and learning outcomes for staff and young people across their setting.

Session Overview

Session 1 – Styles of Leadership

- The role of the senior leader in securing the commitment of other
- Leadership styles
- Developing a shared vision
- Putting vision into practice
- Development planning for school improvement

Session 2 – Change Management

- Sustainable change management
- Models of change management
- Effective implementation
- Leading implementation through the “Explore”, “Prepare”, “Deliver”, “Prepare” and “Sustain” phase.

Session 3 – Effective use of data

- The purpose of data
- Problems with data……when it is not used and when it is misused.
- Using data effectively in your school. How can senior leaders use data to drive change?
- Using data effectively through practice. - Session 4 – Teaching and Learning
- The importance of Teaching and Learning
- The key characteristics of T&L evidenced in theory (research and inspection findings)
- Factors influencing T&L
- T&L policy and policy review
- Setting priorities for T&L (The Attainment Gap)
- Models of excellence

Session 5 – Curriculum

- Curriculum diversity
- Ofsted framework
- Developing an effective curriculum vision
- Support through an effective pastoral network
- Building a culture of inclusion and asupport

Session 6 – Leading teams and developing others

- Creating a high performing team
- Team roles and behaviours
- Securing stakeholder buy in
- Effective departmental reviews
- Radical candour

Session 7 – School self evaluation and strategic planning

- Strategy vs operational
- Critical friend conversations
- Implementation of strategy


- Celebration and sharing event

Course Duration

9 twilight session programme

Course Dates


Course Provider

Invictus Education Trust


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