SSAT National Award for Middle Leaders
Who is the Award For?
The National Award for Middle Leaders is an effective pathway for developing new or aspiring middle leaders on a programme which is nationally recognised, accredited and quality assured by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. The award offers a route to achieving a Masters Accreditation through points exemption from University of Nottingham course modules (minimum of 5 modules).
What Does it Involve?
The ten modules are delivered throughout the academic year. The sessions are delivered twilight (16:00 - 18:00), thus reducing the need for interruptions to students’ learning and cover costs.
All modules are accredited by the SSAT and delegates will receive a certificate upon completion of their final module.
Value and Impact
The programme offers participants the opportunity to develop knowledge of the key concepts underpinning ‘good’ leadership and to understand the impact of ‘good’ leadership on Teaching and Learning. Participants enjoy engaging in pedagogical discussion and benefit from opportunities for mutual support.
2015-16 delegates rated all module material and delivery as outstanding!
All sessions take place on Mondays, 12:30 - 17:30, alternatively at Heartlands Academy and Shenley Academy.
|1.||Vision and Values||16th||October||2017|
|2.||Developing Your Leadership Approach||Heartlands Academy|
|3.||Building a High Performance Team||12th||December||2017|
|4.||Leading Your Team Day-to-Day||Shenley Academy|
|5.||What Makes Effective Teaching and Learning?||14th||February||2018|
|6.||Observation for Improvement||Heartlands Academy|
|7.||Using Data for Impact||22nd||March||2018|
|8.||Fostering Positive Behaviour for Learning||Shenley Academy|
|9.||Leading & Managing Innovative Change||30th||April||2018|
|10.||Supporting Your Team||Heartlands Academy|
Mrs Smith has had experience as Head of English, as AST and as a senior leader in three secondary schools. She has completed her MEd and NPQH and is currently studying for a professional doctorate, the focus of which is the development of middle leaders through effective CPD. Karen has previously facilitated the NPQML for middle leaders and the NAML for the past two years.
Miss Clegg was an extremely successful Head of Science before becoming Assistant Vice Principal for Core Subjects, a role in which she works intensively with middle leaders. She was in the first Teaching Leaders cohort and received the prestigious 2014 ASCL Leadership Award. Jenny has facilitated a range of middle leadership workshops, both internally and at other academies, the feedback for which is always overwhelmingly positive.
The course fee is £55 per delegate, per module; £550 for all 10 modules.
Please indicate on the booking form which modules each delegate will be completing and either pay the full amount by cheque according to number of delegates made payable to Heartlands Academy or supply a purchase order number with a contact name and telephone number and we will invoice you accordingly. Return the form either electronically or by post to:
10 Great Francis Street
The quality of the 2015-16 feedback for NAML, across two cohorts was outstanding in all areas.
One of our participants said:
“The NAML course has given me the tools to develop as a middle leader and to drive forward innovative change. It has made me a much more efficient and effective head of department.”