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Middle Leadership Programme (MLP)

Middle Leadership Programme (MLP)

(in affiliation with QTL)


For new, aspirant & current middle leaders to build their skills, confidence and capability to become an effective leader.

MLP offers elements of the full National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML).  Each participant will also require a school mentor who can meet them regularly.


This programme will help middle leaders 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

appreciate the importance of sustaining “self” in order to be an effective leader



5 face to face sessions taking place at Harrison Primary School, Fareham.


2019 – 2020 MLP dates

Monday 14th Oct            9am – 4pm (lunch is provided)

Monday 2nd Dec            1:30pm – 5pm

Monday 3rd Feb             1:30pm – 5pm

Wednesday 1st Apr         1:30pm – 5pm

Wednesday 3rd June      1:30pm – 5pm


Overview of sessions

Session 1

Leading and managing school improvement

Defining leadership & management, exploring leadership behaviours

Exploring the gaps, including within-school variation

Using data to identify gaps in learner outcomes

Session 2

Leading teaching and learning

What makes teaching & learning high quality?

Modelling, monitoring & dialogue: influencing high quality practice

Session 3

Leading and sustaining successful change

Models of change

Barriers & levers to successful change

Dealing with resistance & holding others to account

Session 4 

Leading an effective team

Leading through trust

Growing individual & team capacity

Stages of team development

Session 5


Challenge project presentations and leadership next steps

Sustaining self and others  


Previous participant feedback

“We were looking for a middle leadership development and it was clear to us this programme was very reasonably priced and covered elements that other courses could not provide us. I have seen our middle leader become much more confident in her role and she has provided exceptionally positive feedback about the training and facilitators”

“I highly recommend this programme for both existing and new middle leaders.  The facilitator was so knowledgeable and approachable.”

“The sessions have all been very helpful and I feel so much more confident in my role and in my ability to utilise data effectively.  Thank you!”



£300 per person.  Discounts apply for multiple bookings for MLP and/or selected other programmes:

2 delegates - 10% off total charge

3 delegates - 20% off total charge

4 delegates - 30 % off total charge

5 or more delegates: quote available on request

Bookings must be made together and within the same academic year. 

All confirmed bookings are non-refundable.  Delegate names can be changed if required.



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