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Introduction to Leadership Programme

The Introduction to Leadership programme offers the opportunity for participants to develop their leadership skills in a way that best meets their needs. The programme is suitable for new or aspiring leaders, or existing middle leaders who are seeking to develop their practice and understanding of what makes them effective.

Over the course of the programme, you will work in mixed cross-phase groups over two terms, in face-to-face sessions, through personal reflection and individual learning in your school, and by leading a project linked to your school’s improvement priorities. You will also have access to a learning coach who will support your learning throughout the programme.


  • To develop reflective leaders
  • To lead changes that improve the quality of classroom practice and improve outcomes for children
  • To know and understand what makes for successful leadership and personal effectiveness
  • To develop the leadership of effective teams, addressing under-performance, growing future leaders and demonstrating positive impact


The programme runs over a period of two terms and consists of an introductory twilight and 6 further face-to-face sessions with a mixture of afternoons and twilights. Face-to-face sessions will include elements of facilitated discussion, leadership learning activities, peer collaboration, expert input, personal reflection and ‘gap tasks’ to undertake and reflect on.

Throughout the programme you will lead an improvement project in your own school, putting into practice your new learning, and meet regularly with a Learning Coach, identified and provided by your school.

You be required to commit to the following:

  • An Introductory twilight session
  • Six further face-to-face afternoon sessions
  • Meeting regularly with your learning coach
  • Spending time on personal learning and reflection
  • Leading an improvement project in your school for the duration of the programme


Introductory Twilight - online: date to be confirmed

Session 1: To be confirmed, 2.00-4.30pm
Session 2: To be confirmed, 2.00-4.30pm
Session 3: To be confirmed, 2.00-4.30pm
Session 4: To be confirmed, 2.00-4.30pm
Session 5: To be confirmed, 2.00-4.30pm
Session 6: To be confirmed, 2.00-4.30pm


The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG.


Non-Members Standard Members
(3 for 2 offer)
Full Members Bookings
£300 per person £250 per person Free Register for 2022-23




Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance

Leadership Development Sessions

The Minster Learning Alliance provides a range of training sessions for school leaders throughout the year that address specific issues facing schools such as, developing the curriculum and new inspection frameworks, and key leadership development priorities such as leading new strategies, having difficult conversations and how to monitor and evaluate effectively.

Colleagues from across the Minster Learning Alliance are kindly delivering a series of Leadership Development twilights.

Further details to be published in due course.


Twilight sessions 4.00pm-5.30pm, either in person or online.


Non-Members Standard Members
(3 for 2 offer available)
Full Members Bookings
£40 per session £30 per session Free Register for 22-23




Trish O'Malley
Professional Learning Coordinator
Minster Learning Alliance