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Developing Future Leaders Recently Qualified Teachers Leadership Programme


Designed for potential leaders :


  • In their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of teaching
  • Based in Devon, Cornwall, Torbay or Plymouth.
  • Who already have strong teaching ability
  • Have excellent leadership potential
  • Have ‘stand out’ personal and professional qualities.
  • Who need to be nurtured and supported into their awareness of leadership and their perceptions of themselves as leaders.


The Programme :

Has been developed by six Teaching Schools from the South West jointly with the National College to recognise early leadership potential and create a cohort who will be the nucleus of the next generation of school leadership in Devon and Cornwall.



Key themes



January 2015

  • What is outstanding leadership?
  • What would make me an outstanding leader?


One night, one day to meet other potential leaders from different schools to explore qualities and challenge perceptions of leadership


March toJune 2015

  • How do effective leaders create a climate and culture of success?
  • How does distributed leadership impact on whole school improvement?
  • How does quality leadership enable change?

Three Questions to explore within 3 different School Settings on three half days



  • Can I become a leader?
  • What qualities and thinking do I need to do?

Quality coaching conversations to support RQTLs in their thinking and feelings about leadership


  • How will I become an effective leader?

Half day conference to support RQTLs into leadership posts


Cost : Free  (Normal cost £1,000 but is offered free of charge to high calibre candidates who are also able to attract a £300 bursary on completion. Only 20 places are available)


Application :

Candidates must apply by application form and with a supporting reference from their Headteacher by 5th December 2014 5pm. Details from Andy Ogden (RQTL Programme Lead andy.ogden@devonteachingschool.org01392-454359

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