Following a successful pilot project Brooke Weston is now recruiting teachers for a professional training course that aims to raise student attainment.
The Middle Leadership Development Programme, is targeted at experienced teachers and Heads of Departments. It is a 10-month course and includes mentoring, a school-based project and a residential weekend. A dozen teachers from the three Partnership Academies have taken part in the first course and it is planned to extend it for teachers from other schools, including those from the primary phase.
The lead facilitator is Brooke Weston Vice Principal Rachel Steele, aided by Head of English Ms Gemma Marks. Miss Marks said: ‘The programme has been really positive and successful. It is for current or aspiring middle leaders in school. They learn strategies and undertake a leadership challenge or project in school with a view of reducing the achievement gap or raising student attainment. One of the things that came through from participants’ feedback is it is an opportunity to share professional dialogues across very different schools.’
The course is accredited by the National College and the next cohort starts in November 2011. For more information contact Mrs Steele.