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Secondary Successful Middle Leadership programme 2022/23 (7-sessions): Session 4 - Leading a sustainable team(ID 1139)

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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 (4.15pm-5.45pm) addressing key leadership topics
  • Sessions take place November 2022 - May 2023
  • 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. 



This course will be delivered through face-to-face sessions at The King John School.  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
Wednesday 16th November 2022 (4.15-5.45pm) 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
Wednesday 11th January 2023 (4.15pm-5.45pm) at The King John School
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
Wednesday 8th February 2023 (4.15pm-5.45pm) 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
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 (4.15pm-5.45pm) at The King John School
Leading and supporting a successful and sustainable team

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

Session 5
Wednesday 19th April March 2023 (4.15pm-5.45pm) at The King John School
Quality assurance - lesson observations, work scrutiny and feedback from students

  • Record keeping, data collection and use

Session 6

Wednesday 3rd May 2023 (4.15pm-5.45pm) at The King John School
The importance of communication

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

Session 7
Wednesday 17th May 2023 (4.15pm-5.45pm) 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 event will be held at The King John School:

The King John School
Shipwrights Drive

This event will be held in the meeting room in the Humanities block which is situated at the rear of The King John School.  Please come to the school entrance on Benfleet Road and park in the car park at the rear.  The Humanities Block is located to the left of the car park and participants will be able to sign in at reception there.

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. When attending an online event, please join the meeting on time and muted (unless requested otherwise) to ensure all delegates are able to hear the facilitator. 


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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