Middle Leadership Programme

Starting November 2022

5 half day, face-to-face sessions

Pioneer Education at Harrison Primary School

For new, aspirant & current middle leaders

The Middle Leadership Programme will help participants to:
  • develop a clear understanding of the difference between leadership and management
  • establish effective teams and support them towards outstanding learning and teaching
  • identify gaps in pupil achievement and explore strategies to overcome these
  • gain a greater understanding of the use of school data to close the gap according to school improvement priorities
  • understand how to lead and sustain successful change to support school improvement priorities
  • appreciate the importance of sustaining ‘self’ in order to be an effective leader

The programme offers elements of the exisiting full National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

Participants will carry out a school based project, developing their leadership competencies and putting elements of the programme in to practice. 

Participant will need a school-based coach who can meet them regularly.


Leading and managing school improvement

  • Defining leadership & management and behaviours
  • Exploring the gaps, including within-school variation
  • Using data to identify gaps in learner outcomes

Leading teaching and learning

  • What makes teaching & learning high quality?
  • Modelling, monitoring & dialogue: influencing high quality practice

Leading and sustaining successful change

  • Models of change
  • Barriers & levers to successful change
  • Dealing with resistance & holding others to account

Leading an effective team

  • Leading through trust
  • Growing individual & team capacity
  • Stages of team development
  • Sustaining self and others


Thursday 3rd November 2022 4pm-5pm Introduction Session for participants & coaches
Thursday 24th November 2022 1pm-4pm Session 1
Thursday 15th December 2022 1pm-4pm Session 2
Thursday 19th January 2023 1pm-4pm Session 3
Thursday 23rd February 2023 1pm-4pm Session 4
Thursday 23rd March 2023 1pm-4pm Session 5
Thursday 18th May 2023 1pm-4pm Session 6 (presentation)

Participants are required to attend ALL sessions

LOCATION: Harrison Primary School, Fareham

FACILIATORS: Jill Roseblade & Shelley Rogers

COST: £300 per person (10% discount for multiple participants)


If you would like to book a place on this programme, or you would like more information please register your details on the form below: