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Aspirant Leaders’ professional development programme
Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 14:00 – Thu, 22 Jun 2017, 17:30 BST
A new initiative from Oxford Brookes University Faculty of Education and the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST), for colleagues in ODST schools.
We are pleased to offer this new professional development opportunity for early career teachers in ODST schools. The programme aims to develop and support future leaders in our schools within the context of a multi-academy trust community. If you are in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of teaching we recognise that attractive and development opportunities to explore the ideas of leadership in a school are rare – particularly prior to taking on responsibility. This is just such an opportunity.
It is a great chance to meet with other early career teachers, develop professional links and skills and add to your experiences in advance of any steps into leadership you may take next.
Who is it for? Teachers in years 2, 3 or 4 of their teaching career in an ODST school.
Tuesday, 18th October 2016 Oxford Brookes University, OX2 9AT 14.00 – 17.30
Wednesday, 30th November 2016 Participating School 14.00 – 17.30
Thursday, 26th January 2017 Participating School 14.00 – 17.30
Tuesday, 28th February 2017 Participating School 14.00 – 17.30
Wednesday, 29th March 2017 Participating School 14.00 – 17.30
Thursday, 22nd June 2017 Participating School 14.00 – 17.30
When does it happen? Six sessions across the year which run from 1400 – 1730.
Where does it take place? At the OBU Harcourt Hill Campus or at an ODST school.
What is the programme? Sessions are built around these key aspects: Coaching for Leadership; Learning triads – lesson study; introducing strategic thinking and planning; Managing people – difficult conversations; Reporting and accountability; Next steps. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions.
Why should I do this? The programme offers the chance for personal development within a supportive academy trust community and partnership with a university. At the end of the programme, all participants will receive:
a professional certificate of development from the OBU/ODST partnership acknowledging growth and contribution to the ODST family;
upon optional submission of a 2000 word critically reflective essay for an accreditation of 20 master’s level credits which can be used as part of the OBU MA in education course (first module).
How much is this programme? It is free to early career teachers in ODST schools
How do I apply? For further details, please contact Debra Bates at OBU and Suzanne Lane at ODST. Application is through Eventbrite