Study type: 
Group study,
Self study

From Teacher to Leader: Middle Leadership Essentials

How to use this programme

This training programme is designed particularly for new middle leaders, and is also suitable for more experienced leaders who want to refresh and hone their skills.


Donna Westwood

Middle leaders may be the vital cogs in the wheel of school improvement, but it’s not always a comfortable place to be. Faced with pressures from team members on the one hand and senior leaders on the other, it’s easy to get bent out of shape.

This training programme is about the practical realities of team leadership, managing people – and managing yourself. It’s about motivating, coaching, communicating and improving.

Course programme

For a full overview of the programme, click on the image below.

Aims and outcomes

  • Learn how to motivate and empower your team.
  • Be more productive through better time management, prioritising and delegation.
  • Gain confidence in getting buy-in from SLT and showing the value of your leadership.
  • Develop your people skills: coaching, courageous conversations and communicating change.
  • Demonstrate your impact through a self-directed project.

Getting started

Take me to the first unit, getting to know yourself and your team