Participants and coaches on the Middle Leadership Development Programme gathered for a celebration event to mark the end of their course. Cohorts 2 and 3 of the programme, delivered by the Brooke Weston Teaching School, had taken place over last academic year and culminated with participants delivering a presentation to the Principals of their own school, course facilitators and the Executive Principal of the Brooke Weston Trust.
The course, which is run in partnership with the National College for School Leadership, develops highly effective middle leaders and focuses on ‘closing the achievement gap’ in schools.
Cohort 4 of the course is currently running with 26 teachers from Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Cambridgeshire taking part. The MLDP programme ends next summer and will be replaced by the NPQML, the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders.
Director of the Teaching School, Gemma Marks, who facilitates the MLDP course, said: ‘This event was a way for participants to celebrate all the hard work they had put in. It was also a chance to chat about the positive impact this course has made on their professional development and also the results shown in their individual schools.’