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0 The National College for School Leadership
Developing leadership and management skills for the future. A presentation for UNESCO

1 The School Leadership Role
School principals Aspiring school principals Middle leaders- heads of curriculum areas or heads of year School business managers The senior leadership team Key factors International trend is towards devolution of school leadership and management Recruitment, retention and succession planning Complexity- Skills and knowledge for the 21st Century Professionalising teaching and school leadership

2 The School Leadership Role
Growth of teams - the average secondary school now has five deputy or assistant heads compared with 3.4 in 2001 – but issues re diversity and succession planning. What we know about school leadership, NCSL, 2007

3 The Importance of School Leadership
Student results will not improve without good school leadership. In England, we know from our inspection data that for every 100 schools that have good leadership and management, 93 will have good standards of achievement. For every 100 schools that do not have good leadership and management, only 1 will have good standards of achievement. There is not a single example of a school turning around its performance in the absence of good leadership. It is almost impossible, in England's system at least, to have good results without good leadership and management. (DCSF, 2008) 3

4 There is an emerging international consensus on how to support school leadership
Finding “One of the key revelations over the last ten years is that school leadership is not just an HR issue – it is a strategic issue.” Singapore “We are moving from pulling people out of schools to making schools engines for building talent.” New York “Our whole purpose is delivering improvement – we’re not interested in leadership development for its own sake.” Victoria “Replacing an outstanding principal is the toughest and most frightening experience of your life.” Ontario Implication Leadership focused on teaching, learning and people is critical to the current and future success of schools Spot talent early and move leadership development into schools, but avoid recycling low level practice Ensure leadership development is focussed on school improvement Support governing bodies to make the right appointments and make the process fit for purpose

5 National College The National College for School Leadership works to develop and inspire great leaders of schools, early years settings and children’s services so that they can make a positive difference to children’s lives.

6 National College Scope
Leaders at all levels in all state maintained schools in England 23,000 heads 75,000 deputy heads and members of school leadership groups 13,000 school business managers 220,000 middle leaders 3,500 Children Centres and early years leaders 6

7 National College’s goals are:
Inspiring new leaders: identifying, inspiring and developing future leaders to sustain the supply of talent Great leadership development: giving all leaders the expertise they need Empowering successful leaders: harnessing the expertise of great leaders to drive improvement Shaping future leadership: changing how leaders work to respond to new demands and influencing policy and advising government 7

8 Leadership Development
The National College offers leadership development activities for school leaders at all stages of their career At the moment this is broadly grouped as follows: Middle and senior leaders Aspiring headteachers New headteachers / children centre leaders Experienced headteachers System leaders School business managers Strategic leadership of ICT 25,000 heads 200,000 middle leaders England- 500,000 teachers

9 Leadership Development - How
Programmes based on leadership standards Shaping the future – creating a vision Leading learning & teaching Developing self and working with others Managing the organisation Securing accountability Strengthening community A blended delivery model Face-to-face learning Individual self study and online learning Collaborative reflection Real application or enquiry based work in school Masters level accreditation England- 500,000 teachers

10 Building leadership quality: the College’s provision
Secondary schools that are more engaged with the College’s leadership development programmes have consistently achieved faster rates of improvement in GCSE results.

11 National College Programmes
Certificate/Diploma in School Business Management Leading from the Middle Leadership Pathways Accelerate to Headship including Future Leaders National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) Head Start support for first time appointed head teachers National Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL) The Strategic Leadership of ICT

12 National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
Pre entry Access resources to help gauge your readiness Entry Stage Online application with supporting statement Two-day assessment and development event Development Stage Introductory day Coaching Placement Materials Events Peer learning Work-based learning Online learning Graduation Stage Graduation board assessment Add some detail here: Personalised Coaching mandatory Online materials Placement in a different context First headship Continued support in Early Headship Provision

13 The Strategic Leadership of ICT
The programme will:- Help create a vision for leading ICT in schools Provide time to develop vision Help you evaluate developments to date Understand issues relating to ICT Challenge thinking about the future use of technology Recognise long term and short term solutions The programme will not:- Give answers about how Teach ICT skills Help write schemes of work Give technical advice on solutions, software, hardware or providers

14 All of the College’s programmes are accessed through a learning portal
All of the College’s programmes are accessed through a learning portal. This is the pathway for NPQH.



17 Headstart

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22 The National College working internationally
The National College is the first College anywhere in the world uniquely dedicated to the professional development of school leaders. We work in partnership with an increasing number of ministries of education and other organisations to develop sustainable approaches to school leadership development. We understand the absolute importance of context. Our work includes consultancy, designing leadership development programmes and access to our resources through the National College membership scheme Our International Programme for School Principals is a 2 week residential programme that can be delivered at the College in the UK or Internationally

23 Three final messages School leadership is moving up the agenda around the world There is a global trend towards school autonomy Hence, the increasingly high priority given to leadership development around the world Contact:

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