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Strategic leadership in schools: sustaining excellence and building future capacity

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This course offers essential tools for education leaders who are determined to successfully maintain current stability while building capacity for continuing future success. It shows them how to build on their successes so far and considers sustainability and longer-term capability and capacity building. The course will enable schools that are managing their current provision effectively, to develop and enhance the educational provision which they offer to their pupils/students in the future.


It is well known that the quality of school leadership makes a significant difference to student and pupil outcomes. With the ever increasing pace of change, high quality leadership is even more vital to ensure effective learning.


The common inspection framework and the inspection handbook make this absolutely clear. Several of the areas which inspectors are to examine under the criteria for “the effectiveness of the leadership of the school”, emphasise the importance of the strategic capability of headteachers and other leaders.


For many successful schools, the critical challenge is: how do we maintain high quality and avoid the “complacency trap”?


For all schools, a further challenge is: how do we simultaneously deal with the current priorities, while preparing pupils/students for the challenges of the world five or ten years ahead?


Who should attend?



Headteachers and other senior school leaders who have successfully built good and outstanding schools, as well as those who are leading schools out of special measures or serious weaknesses.



Why attend?



The content of the course will answer the following questions



  • What is strategy and why is it important?
  • What is a suitable model for developing a strategically focused school?

  • How do the strategic processes work, and how do I ensure that I adopt the correct process for my school?

  • What are the key characteristics that a strategic leader needs?


What will it cover?



  • How to translate their school's core purpose and future perspective into action.
  • How to plan for strategic development.

  • How to develop the attributes of strategic leadership in school.

  • How to build strategic processes that enable staff throughout the school to engage in constructive discussions and productive action.

  • How to develop strategic capacity and capability across the whole school community.

  • How to translate strategic leadership into effective provision which meets the current and future needs of the pupils/students. 






One day.



In-school, cluster and federation training is also available for this course and can be tailored to your needs. Please call us on +44 (0)1223 463757 for more details.




To find out more or to book a place


For more information or to book a place please call us on +44 (0) 1223 463757 or email us at


£295 + VAT

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  • This new course is receiving excellent feedback with delegates commenting:
  • Inspiring and practical.
  • Thought provoking.
  • Confidence building.
  • An excellent use of my day in shaping our school's long term strategic development.
  • It provides opportunity to discuss with others throughout the day.
  • It helped me to review the strategic leadership within our school and will help me accept and share ideas from our SLT and all staff.
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