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Secondary Successful Middle Leadership programme 2021/22 (7-sessions): Session 2 - Addressing the needs of children - ONLINE via Zoom(ID 990)

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Single delegate £200.00
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Designed and facilitated by experienced school leaders from the BTSA, our "Successful Middle Leadership" programme is aimed at secondary school teachers who are aspiring, new or existing subject or department leaders.

Middle leaders play a vital role in schools, balancing the demands of translating strategic vision into classroom practice while meeting the needs of the pupils and staff with which they work. With such a varied and challenging job, it is essential that middle leaders have the skills and knowledge to help them fulfil their role. This course is designed to help individuals reflect on their current practice and explore leadership thinking, including the new Ofsted framework. Our aim is to develop the capacity of participants to be confident and successful middle leaders. 

Course Structure

  • Each session is delivered by a recognised specialist, with first-hand experience of leadership and management within schools
  • Seven twilight sessions (4.00pm-5.30pm) addressing key leadership topics
  • Sessions take place November 2021 - April 2022
  • Between sessions each participant will have the opportunity to reflect and build on their approach to leadership through an Action Research Project focused on their work in school
  • Course facilitator Nicola Spearman, Deputy Head, The King John School

For individual session details, please select our Sessions tab above. 

To view pdf. Successful Middle Leadership programme 2021-22


This course will be delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions via Zoom.  Face-to-face training will only be offered if appropriate and in line with current government guidelines.  

No. of peopleDescriptionPrice
1Per Person£200.00

Session 1
Tuesday 16th November 2021 (4.00-5.30pm) at The King John School
Leadership and Management

  • Characteristics of successful leaders and managers
  • Values, vision and strategic planning
  • Introduction to the individual Action Research project

Session 2
Tuesday 18th January 2022 (4.00pm-5.30pm) via Zoom
Addressing the needs of children

  • How do you lead on learning that makes a difference to students' outcomes?
  • Meeting the diverse needs of learners
  • Clarification of individual Action Research project

Session 3
Tuesday 8th February 2022 (4.00pm-5.30pm) at The King John School
Curriculum planning and resource management to support learning and create a strong working atmosphere

  • Curriculum planning - long & short term
  • Resource implications that support delivery of the plans
  • Discussion of on-going Action Research project

Session 4
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 (4.00pm-5.30pm) via Zoom
Leading and supporting a successful and sustainable team

  • Leading your team through change
  • Roles and responsibilities within the team  

Session 5
Tuesday 8th March 2022 (4.00pm-5.30pm) at The King John School
The importance of communication

  • How to handle difficult conversations
  • Discussion of individual Action Research project

Session 6
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 (4.00pm-5.30pm) via Zoom
Quality assurance - lesson observations, work scrutiny and feedback from students

  • Record keeping, data collection and use

Session 7
Tuesday 26th April 2022 (4.00pm-5.30pm) at The King John School
Celebration event

  • Participants present their Action Research projects in which they have focused on an aspect of their own Leadership  

This session will take place online via Zoom.  Please ensure that you have received joining instructions, including an ID number and password, prior to the session. 

Please contact Denise Mair on if you have any questions or have not received joining instructions.

Use of Zoom
For those of you that may not have used Zoom before, please load the app onto your chosen devise then simply click on the session link provided or  select “Join meeting” and type in the ID number and password provided. Remember to activate your video and audio so that you can be seen and heard by everybody and select gallery view (tap on top left of tablets for this option or swipe right on mobiles) so that you can see other participants and your facilitator.

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room.


Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the BTSA Manager, Denise Mair at 

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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