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> L ead curriculum design > Drive school-wide


> Improve results and

close the attainment gap




Our fully funded Expert Middle Leaders programme allows teachers in challenging contexts to rapidly sharpen their skills and improve outcomes for pupils. Formerly known as ‘Teaching Leaders’, this two-year programme gives middle leaders who lead on curriculum, assessment and pedagogy the skills to drive school-wide improvement. Benefits for schools > Transform the quality of teaching. Your middle leaders will learn how to embed positive and lasting change, with a focus on improving teaching and learning. > Unlock the potential of your most promising leaders. This programme will help you develop high-potential staff for leadership in the future.

> Cost free. The course is fully-funded and training takes place out of school hours so your school will get all the benefits for no cost. > Retain your best staff. In a 2018 survey of the predecessor Teaching Leaders programme participants, 63% of respondents had been promoted since completing the course.

Benefits for middle leaders > L earn how to embed positive change. You’ll be exposed to the latest in behavioural insights so you can effectively and strategically drive school-wide improvement. > Design an expert curriculum. You’ll develop your subject expertise and learn how to design and implement a curriculum that is valued by pupils, is memorable and enables deep learning using the latest cognitive science of learning research.

> L earn from the best. The programme is designed by experts, includes the latest knowledge and skills needed to meet the new Ofsted framework and embraces findings from 10 years’ experience of delivering impact-driven middle leadership programmes.

What does the training include?

How much does the training cost?

> Intensive residential training over seven days so participants can gain expertise and knowledge to put into practice in their school. (Four days in the 2020 summer holidays and three days in 2021.)

This programme is fully-funded for primary and secondary schools based in Achieving Excellence Areas 5 or 6, and/or those with an Ofsted rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Inadequate’.

> An additional seven days of face-toface training outside of school hours, plus 12 hours of virtual sessions with facilitators experienced in school leadership to enhance skills. > A transformative nine hours of virtual coaching to achieve their goals.

NPQs The Expert Middle Leaders programme includes the opportunity to gain an NPQML or NPQSL, a nationallyrecognised leadership qualification. See our website for further details on NPQ study and assessment.

> Academic tutoring with an experienced tutor for a total of five hours to get to grips with key topics. > Peer learning group sessions, totalling 10 hours, to learn from like-minded peers. > Access to the latest teaching research and evidence and a range of assessment and curriculum planning tools to work more effectively.

It’s great to see the scale of what’s happening here - the potential to make so much change happen with this crucial catalytic role. Sam Twiselton OBE, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education

About Ambition Institute We are a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders with charity status. Our programmes help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds don’t do as well at school. We are working to change that. Through our programmes we want to ensure there are expert teachers in every classroom being led by exceptional school leaders at all levels.

Brilliant to see Ambition Institute’s Expert Middle Leaders focusing on curriculum and subject specificity. Looks like an epic training programme. So happy that middle leaders are at last being given the professional development they deserve. Summer Turner, Head of Curriculum Development, Inspiration Trust

LEARN MORE Get in touch today to find out how to apply for a place on Ambition Institute’s Expert Middle Leaders. 020 3668 6865

NPQ subject to accreditation being extended by the DfE from September 2020.

Ambition Institute is a registered charity, number 1146924.

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