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The Leadership Ladder

The Academy website is designed to support governors, school leaders and all school staff in exploring the many CPD opportunities available to the profession.

Long gone are the days when Local Education Authorities were expected to provide pretty much all the CPD opportunities for teachers and leaders within schools. High quality professional development is actually and primarily the responsibility of each individual professional: we each have a duty to ensure that we are professionally equipped to provide the very best experience for the pupils in our care and that we meet or exceed the various professional standards against which we operate.

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There are now many excellent sources of CPD for those in the teaching profession:

  • In one’s own school
  • Through local Teaching Schools, clusters, networks, federations ad MATs
  • Through the Local Authority services (e.g. HSIS)
  • Via regional or national programmes
  • Through the media: books, tv, downloads, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

The Academy recognises that there are various pathways and routes and that development needs are different according to career stage and ambition. We all need support when we are aspiring to a particular role, when we are new to the role and we need induction, and when we are experienced and established. And the ‘ladder’ continues as we aspire to the next role up and so on.

Executive Heads / CEOs

3. Opportunities and preparation when aspiring to the next level

2. Support and challenge when in role

1. Induction when new

Headteachers

3. Opportunities and preparation when aspiring to the next level

2. Support and challenge when in role

1. Induction when new

Deputies and Assistant Heads

3. Opportunities and preparation when aspiring to the next level

2. Support and challenge when in role

1. Induction when new

Middle Leaders

3. Opportunities and preparation when aspiring to the next level

2. Support and challenge when in role

1. Induction when new

Teachers

3. Opportunities and preparation when aspiring to the next level

2. Support and challenge when in role

1. Induction when new

Teaching Assistants

3. Opportunities and preparation when aspiring to the next level

2. Support and challenge when in role

1. Induction when new