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We're delighted to be able to offer local schools a wide range of leadership and CPD programmes this coming spring. In many instances, we've sourced additional funding opportunities to offer these to schools at reduced rates.
Coming in January 2017, a range of leadership development opportunities...
Everything you wanted to know about multi-academy trusts...but didn't know who to ask

Exceed Teaching Schools is delighted to offer school leaders considering forming or joining a multi-academy trust (MAT) this five-day programme focusing on the key differences between LA maintained schools and academies within MATs.

We’ve secured the involvement of a range of professional agencies plus establish and emerging MATs from within the region to provide an insight in to the key considerations for leaders.

Session 1: Statutory responsibilities, 23rd January 2017.
Session 2: Finance and procurement, 8th February 2017.

Session 3: Policies, 2nd March 2017.
Session 4: Governance, 13th March 2017.
Session 5: Business planning, 29th March 2017.
All sessions are 09:00-15:00.

The last cohort of leaders said:

"I would say that the understanding of the subjects provided by the experts is essential for anyone trying to establish a new MAT or joining a MAT going forward". Bradford headteacher and new CEO.

"This programme is important for all senior leaders, not just a CEO. Its important that all senior leaders understand the operational challenges of running and managing a Trust". HR Adviser.

"Excellent insight as we all move to a different educational landscape. Practical sessions with a 'live' CEO who gave a detailed and honest view of the journey". Bradford headteacher and new CEO.

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Managing your inspection

A course for headteachers led by two experienced school leaders with a successful track record of inspection outcomes.

Mark Wilson, CEO of Wellspring Academy Trust, and Duncan Jacques, CEO of Exceed Academies Trust, invite headteachers to attend this one-day course focusing on headteachers and school leaders readiness for inspection.

The session will explore strategies for collating and presenting evidence to help secure a positive inspection outcome as evidenced in the school self-evaluation.

This event focuses on the practical aspects of the headteacher and senior leaders’ roles and the skills required during an inspection, rather than securing participants understanding of the inspection framework and handbook, or recent to changes to these. This programme builds on colleagues’ years of experience in managing their schools’ inspection.

Wednesday 18th January 2017. 09:00-15:00

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Stepping Up: Aspiring Headteacher or Head of School Programme just £300 after subsidy!

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools has secured regional funding to heavily subsidise a programme for aspiring headteachers and heads of school. The development of this programme is an outcome of the highly successful Aspiring Executive Headteacher Programme delivered in both the autumn and spring terms. The programme aims to support high potential leaders to take the step to headship and to add additional capacity to school leaders taking on an executive role in schools or a multi-academy trust.

The £1,000 multi-day programme is available for just £300 per person (payable in the next financial year (April 2017)). Schools can register one or more participants on to this programme due to be launched early in January.

This programme is only available to primary schools in Bradford and Skipton.

Register your school's interest
Completed NPQML? Get a £500 discount on Teaching Leaders Primary Fellows

Ambition School Leadership has been formed from the merger of two education charities, Teaching Leaders and The Future Leaders Trust. This year, 10 middle leaders across 5 Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools partner schools joined the 2016 cohort and it’s great to be able to say Ambition School Leadership are working with Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools to have an impact on pupils.

Teaching Leaders Primary is a high-impact leadership development programme for middle leaders in primary schools in challenging contexts. The programme helps schools to achieve their School Improvement Goals by equipping middle leaders with the skills and tools they need to lead interventions focusing on pupil outcomes in reading, writing and numeracy and narrowing the achievement gap. There are two entry points to the programme:

  •  TL Primary Associates (Route 1): suited to newer middle leaders looking to build their core leadership skills
  • TL Primary Fellows – Direct to year 2 (Route 2): selective and aims to stretch and grow high-potential middle leaders, helping them to deepen their impact

Both entry points involve:

  • An impact project focused on raising attainment in reading, writing or maths
  • Leadership development sessions (delivered locally, outside of school time)
  • Coaching with an experienced head or senior leader
  • Access to a local and national network of primary middle leaders 
  • Year 2 involves a 5 day summer residential 

Entry to Year 1 costs £1000 which would cover both years of the 2 year programme. Working in partnership with Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools, Ambition School Leadership are able to offer schools our Leadership Talent Subsidy to our TL Primary Fellows (Direct to year 2) programme, with a 50% subsidy, at a cost of £500. If you would like to register one or more members of staff on either of these programmes, please email Sean ( Alternatively, nominations can be made online here. Sean will be able to pick these up and apply the discount if you wish to nominate staff directly to year 2.
If you have any middle leaders you would like to nominate now, we have an early-bird window. To help support middle leaders in the early-bird window, Ambition School Leadership need nominations by Monday 19th December.

Register your school's interest in TL Primary with Sean
Coming in January 2017, a range of professional development opportunities...
Yoga for Schools: Haworth Primary School

Yoga helps to promote positive mental well-being. There are strong links between the emotional well-being of children and young people and their personal and social development and academic performance. Yoga differs from every other form of exercise because as well as exercising your body you are also working on calming the mind.                                         

The Yoga Factory presents Yoga for Schools an innovative exercise programme for school teachers to teach in schools and in the community. Over 4000 teachers have already been trained, bringing yoga to over a half a million children in the UK schools. Teachers have found that not only do the sporty children enjoy the course but also the children that don't normally enjoy PE have been very responsive to the programme. 

£125. Wednesday 25th January 2017. 09:30-15:00.

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About Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools, Bradford

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools Alliance, led by Copthorne Primary School and Horton Grange Primary School, is a developing community of like-minded school and system leaders who are committed to using and accessing the resources available to them – including teachers’ and leaders’ skills, expertise, and practice – to the benefit of all schools in Bradford and those across the region. Through bespoke tailored support, Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools Alliance facilitates a range of inter-related quality assured school improvement opportunities “for schools by schools” including: school to school support to address identified priorities including via the deployment of Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools Alliance’s Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE); classroom-focused action research and development; leadership development programmes; collaborative professional learning networks; and school-centered initial teacher training (ITT).

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