Leadership Development

Leadership development is key to successful schools. The Education Team offer a range of courses throughout the year as part of the training schedule to help develop leaders within church schools. We can also find support from more experienced church school leaders from across our family of schools to support developing leaders. 

Peer Support Network 

As part of our Partnership Agreement we are offering a new Peer Support Network for school leaders with a specific focus on developing Well Being and Resilience in our school communities. This network will meet online for five session over the academic year and is facilitated jointly by the Education Team and the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership (CEFEL). This is a great opportunity to network and engage in collaborative learning with other church school leaders from across the diocese.  

Many of our school leaders have already benefitted from these networks and from the excellent 'Called, Connected and Committed' leadership practices toolkit, which helps leaders to reflect on how they can embody the VIsion for Education in their own schools. 

This year our network will focus on 'Well Being and Resillence' for our pupils, staff and ourselves as leaders. 

All sessions run from 4:15-5:45pm and are delivered via Zoom and will be on the follwing dates: 

Session 1 Wed 17th Nov 2021
Session 2 Wed 12th Jan 2022
Session 3 Thurs 3rd Mar 2022
Session 4 Tues 17th May 2022
Session 5 Tues 28th June 2022


Register your place on the Peer Support Network 2021-22


NPQ Programmes with an emphasis on church school leadership

This year the CEFEL is partnering with church schools and diocese MATS across the country to provide the full range of NPQ programmes, with an empahsis on developing leadership in a church school setting. The Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust has been chosen as one of the providers within our region. To find out more and to apply for your place on one of the many NPQ programmes on offer please visit NPQ Programmes - Foundation For Educational Leadership (cefel.org.uk)

Support for Heads that are new to church schools 

As part of our Headteacher recruitment support, we also offer a course to support those heads who are new to leading in a church school. Further details can be found in our training schedule.

Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers. 

The Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers is a targeted package of support for Headteachers in their first two years of Headship. The programme builds upon the NPQH framework, allowing Headteachers to explore and apply leadership challenges in greater depth whilst putting their learning immediately into practice at school. 

The package of support includes:

  • a personal 360 leadership profile at both the beginning and end to inform a personalised learning journey
  • access to extensive self- led learning content
  • participation in locally delivered peer support networks
  • the opportunity to work with an expert group coach throughout

This course is funded for thsoe who meet the eligibility criteria, to find out more and to apply please visi the CEFEL ASO webpage


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