The Strengthening Leadership Modules strand aims to provide tailored leadership training to middle and senior leaders across Blackpool. It offers a menu of standalone modules that tackle key challenges specific to Blackpool.
Each modules consists of twilight sessions based in Blackpool schools. These are led by Blackpool specialists and followed up with online discussion groups. Participants are supported in embedding their learning in their own schools with funding for action-based research projects.
Each module is rooted in the latest research and tailored to the local Blackpool context. Modules provide opportunities for action learning and examples of best practice drawn from schools across the authority.
The modules cover:
- Behaviour and attendance
- Raising aspirations
- Speech, Language and Communication
Blackpool school staff can sign up to as many of these modules as required and can mix and match modules to suit their needs. Further sessions may be developed during the course of the project and will be added here.
These standalone modules also complement the DfE approved NPQ programmes.
This module builds on the work already underway, led by the Blackpool School Improvement Board, to build upon a year’s 5-8 transition approach’. It explores the principles of effective practice in transition across the key stages. It will allow participants to reflect on current policy and practice in transition and the implications for their own organisations. The module aims to empower participants to undertake research and to use the experience from the session to influence current and future practice in schools.
The first is a general module that covers essential knowledge to support policy and practice within schools. It aims to equip leaders with the knowledge, skills and tools to create a ‘communication friendly’ school in which each child develops the strongest language and communication skills s/he is capable of.
The second module is for specialists or those working directly with children who have SCLN. The specialist session focuses on raising the profile of SLCN in school, understanding the strengths and development areas of the school and developing staff skills and confidence to identify and meet the needs of learners.
Each module comprises one 3-hour twilight session supported by online discussion groups.
The Strengthening Leadership Modules are hosted in various schools across Blackpool.
Lead Blackpool is a fully funded project. All elements of the programme are free for aspiring and serving middle and senior leaders employed within Blackpool schools. Funding for cover is also available.
HOW TO TAKE PART
If you are working in a Blackpool school and are interested in attending one or more of the Strengthening Leadership Modules, register your interest on our enquiry form, call 0330 313 9871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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