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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 sessions hopefully taking place face-to-face but may be offered virtually depending on COVID-19 regulations.  We will update when we know more.


2020/21 MLP dates

In light of the COVID-19 situation, we are currently reviewing how this programme might be delivered.  Please contact us if you would like to register your interest.  It is likely this programme will commence in 2021.


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.


Register your interest 


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ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED due to phenomenal demand: Gareth Metcalfe (ISeeMaths) Building KS1 Problem Solvers CPD - 28th June. Book now!