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Development Opportunity Format Date/Time Lead People

Middle Leader Development Programme

Cost £225 Members (£295 Non-Members)

Please be aware this programme has been heavily subsidised through secured leadership funding.


Developed in collaboration with our NYPTSA colleagues delivered to meet the specific needs of the attendees via bespoke adaptations to the core content.

The programme is focused on developing middle and subject leaders and will be delivered over 6 twilight sessions.


  • 11th February 2019 -
    First Session (Cohort 3 remaining dates to be mutually with participants)
  • 13th May 2019 -
    First Session (Cohort 4 remaining dates to be mutually with participants)


Chris Knowles


Self-Evaluation / Development planning for new to headship

Cost £135 Members (£155 Non –Members)


Delivered by a current Ofsted inspector & local headteacher, the day will be spent looking at and understanding the Inspection Dashboard. Using the new ASP system (ASP replaces Raise online) to inform development priorities. Creating a SEF that is useful for all stakeholders. Developing the SIDP with key people within the school; SLT, Governors etc.

This session will be aimed at new and aspiring head teachers. Current head teachers are welcome to attend as key Ofsted issues will also be addressed.


  • TBC
  • Keith Wright



Cost £130 Members (£145 Non-Members)


Coaching is an important professional learning strategy that supports professional growth. Coaching can address a range of characteristics and developmental needs that contribute to the effectiveness of school staff from teacher to senior leader



Dates to be confirmed for Spring 2019


  • Sue Mcginn NYCC HR


Resilient Leaders

Cost £175 Members (£205 Non-Members) Please be aware this programme has been heavily subsidised through secured leadership funding.

This programme is delivered as twilight sessions over 3 terms. It is aimed at year leaders and subject leads. The programme will deliver a range of reflective learning opportunities to build personal and professional resilience, including holding challenging conversations and coaching skills to improve performance.

Cohort 3

  • 14th March 2019
  • 10th April 2019
  • 9th May 2019
  • 5th June 2019
  • 4th July 2019

(Further dates to be added for Autumn 2019)

All sessions will run 4pm – 6pm

  • Sue Mcginn NYCC HR




Schools in Opportunity Areas may be eligible for Scholarship Funding


The Department of Education’s National Professional Qualifications for Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders and Headship are for middle/senior leaders in (primary, secondary, special or other settings) who want to benefit from high quality further professional development.


See Yorkshire Leadership Community website for further details. Or email


Suitably qualified facilitators


Recruitment process & policy : a good practice guide

Cost £65 Members (£85 Non-Members)


This session helps to ensure the school recruitment process is equitable and robust (for both teaching and non-teaching)

For head teachers, senior leaders, school business managers, or other support staff who are responsible for recruitment.


  • Keeley Metcalfe NYCC HR


Holding People to Account: Developing Performance & Capability

Cost £130 Members (£145 non- members)


Effectively manage performance issues through objective feedback and early interventions. Develop your ability to hold challenging conversations that engage individuals to focus on evidence and action for improvement, working within the relevant policies. For Head teachers, Senior Leaders & Business Managers


  • 14th March 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm


  • Sue Mcginn NYCC HR


Safer Recruitment Accredited Safer Recruitment training for Schools

Cost £130 Members (£145 non-members)


A one day course giving school staff recruiters the information and understanding to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance Safer recruitment in the context of safeguarding, profile of abusers, how abusers operate in organisations, features of a safer recruitment process, making the right decision, acceptable standards of behaviour and maintaining an on- going culture of vigilance.

Participants will be able to identify the features of a safer recruitment process to deter the appointment of unsuitable people, consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse and review policies and practices to make the organisation safer.



  • 13th February 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm


  • Susan Crawford Safeguarding Officer (Education/LADO)