Find out what the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has been doing in the East and West Midlands and East of England regions.
Our range of activities enables you to learn from and share good practice with other leaders. To find out more or to get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where I want to be is a free to access programme for aspirant female leaders in the East Midlands. It will support women, from secondary, primary and special schools, with 5 or more years in teaching to help decide their own career path. The programme will be held over 2 sessions, on 18 November 2013 and on 27 March 2014. Both sessions must be attended to avoid a financial penalty.
The aims of NCTL are:
We will work with schools to develop a 0-18 education system that means teacher and leadership training, CPD and school-to-school support are delivered locally by partnerships led by the best headteachers.
NCTL is committed to supporting the school led system through a team of regional associates who work across England. The team is split across three regions of North, South and Central.
We are currently looking to contract with a number of serving leaders to support the work of the associates in the West Midlands region across a range of projects. The activity for each contracted serving leader would be for a maximum of 12 days’ work between November and March to lead on defined projects of activity as outlined below. The aim of all activities is to help transition the school system towards self-sustainability.
Responding to need: Free schools and other academies in a Church of England diocese. A case study looking at innovative solutions to the key issue of succession planning in small primary schools, rural schools and faith schools.
The central region task group has been exploring issues related to leaders with a disability – holding discussions with unions, governors and Ofsted and we are planning a meeting for the autumn term with Occupational Health Services. Our intention is to share outcomes and case studies more widely through the NCTL website and licensed programmes.
If you would like to be involved in this activity, or if you are a leader with a disability who would welcome confidential coaching to help you develop your career, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership Plus is a highly effective initiative for teachers’ professional development. It is school-led by teachers for teachers. The partnership is an example of how existing good practice and collaborations can be built upon and expanded by teaching schools to meet the needs of their alliances and localities. Dr Susan Robinson. National College associate, went to talk to them to find out more about the initiative.
Creating a culture of inclusion has enabled one school to go from dealing with high levels of exclusion to one where all pupils are focused on learning. Dr Susan Robinson, College associate and former headteacher, went to meet Dean Williams, head of Weobley High School in Herefordshire, to find out more about the school’s approach to pupil behaviour.
Teaching schools from the central region have contributed to Green shoots part two. The paper is an update to the first edition, How teaching schools are already making a difference, and gives examples of teaching schools continuing to develop innovative and high-quality approaches to the teaching schools programme. It includes examples from:
If you are a designated system leader you may like to join a network of colleagues carrying out a similar role to you. We facilitate a number of networks that bring together system leaders from across several local authority areas to share experiences, attend presentations on topical themes and receive the latest information. For more information about these networks or to hear about similar meetings in the region, please contact email@example.com.
We facilitate termly regional networking sessions for chairs of heads and representatives from local chairs groups. The purpose of these sessions is to:
For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Chairs of Headteacher Groups Network page.
The school-to-school support directory helps you to find local teaching schools, and national and local leaders of education. You can also view which specialist leader of education specialisms are available by viewing the records for your local teaching schools. Select the type of support you're interested in and enter a full postcode to find the nearest local matches.
Further information on the support available to you can be found in the support for schools and early years section of website.
College associates facilitate termly regional briefing sessions for local authority and diocese colleagues. The purpose of the sessions is to:
The next meetings will take place on the following dates.
|East of England||17 October 2013|
|East Midlands||17 October 2013|
|West Midlands||29 November 2013|
|East Midlands||16 January 2014|
|East of England||22 January 2014|
|West Midlands||14 March 2014|
|East of England||30 April 2014|
|East Midlands||8 May 2014|
|West Midlands||4 July 2014|
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