Effective Leadership training programme

This informative and practical course will support current and aspiring school leaders in developing a range of skills and theoretical knowledge. Effective Leadership is central to a successful school. Leaders are widely recognised as a school’s most impactful body of staff in securing school improvement

What Will I learn?

Course overview:

School Leader effectiveness requires a diverse and extensive skill set, which is comprehensively covered in this programme. Best practice in key areas has been distilled into a structured programme. Development is personalised by delegates drawing extensively on their experiences in their school. The programme will outline a range of effective strategies and approaches that candidates will be expected to implement between sessions. By the end of the course, attendees will have trialled a range of effective approaches and possess an extensive toolkit strategy to deploy with their team. The programme is designed to be transformational and provide a template for continual improvement.

Who would this training be suitable for?

The course is predominantly aimed at existing school Leaders, given the practical nature of the delivery. Participants will be asked to collate information in advance of sessions to personalise the context of their development. During the programme, participants will be asked to implement the strategies outlined and will have the opportunity to reflect upon their impact. The programme would be of great benefit to aspiring Leaders, but to maximise the programme’s impact, they should have access to required documentation and have the opportunity to implement the practical strategies presented.

Course Syllabus:

  • Session 1: Creating a vision and turning it into day-to-day practice
  • Session 2: Effective management
  • Session 3: Managing the Curriculum
  • Session 4: Developing the whole child
  • Session 5: Managing effective assessment
  • Session 6: Using assessment data
  • Session 7: Evaluating performance part 1
  • Session 8: Evaluating performance part 2
  • Session 9: Planning and securing improvement Part 1
  • Session 10: Planning and securing improvement Part 2
  • Session 11: Managing staff performance
  • Session 12: Developing staff performance
  • Session 13: Continual improvement and Plenary
  • Session 14: Coaching – peer to peer interview

How Will I learn?

Face-to-Face: Five days training in school, held in August, October, February and April every year. For 2021 we will be offering this course online.

Online: The course spans twelve weeks. Every session will be 2 hours long and cover one session.

Each session will be accompanied by readings and practical assignments. Time will be given to provide professional feedback and advice, both individually and to the group.

Between sessions, participants will be expected to implement the strategies outlined. Subsequent sessions will start with participants reflecting collectively on this experience, leading to further professional mentoring from the course lead. There will be opportunities for participants to self-assess, reflect and set personal development goals.

Participants may also keep a reflective journal for the duration of the course to write about their development
Learning teams may decide to discuss the readings and topics before each session to allow more time for activities and discussion. Participants should plan to actively and fully engage in these activities to get the most out of this course.

Fees and payment plans

Registration deadline for summer online courses: End of June 2021 (or until the course reaches capacity)
Space on each course is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Once a course is full, it will b closed to further enrolment, and registrations received after this point will be placed on the waiting list.


Online Learning

  • Individual: £300 per participant
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates: £280 per participant


  • Individual Fee: rates for 2022 coming soon
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates: rates for 2022 coming soon

Payment Plans

  • All our courses are paid either in full or by installments.
  • All our payment is paid either in Sterling pound or local currency
  • Currency conversion rates to be calculated on registration day
  • The first installment is due at the time of registration, using any of these payment options:

    1. Bank transfer: Contact Registration@trainovate.co.uk and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank transfer details.
    2. PAYPAL (send payment to finance@trainovate.co.uk)
    3. Bank Deposit: Contact Registration@trainovate.co.uk and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank account details.

  • First installments must be received within TWO weeks of the registration date, or the registration will be cancelled.
  • All installments must be paid a maximum of two weeks before the course start date.

Cancellation Policy for Trainovate training programmes

  • Two weeks before the start of the course: 50% of the total cost per course is non-refundable.
  • Any time after: Entire cost per course is non-refundable.