Effective Middle Leadership

Middle Leader! Would you like to have more influence and impact across your whole school? Our Effective Middle Leadership course will focus on developing the skills, knowledge and qualities you need to successfully lead.

Using a range of engaging and effective learning techniques, experienced Wandsworth coach and facilitator Mike Fleetham will cover:

  • Defining leadership
  • Leading change
  • Effective communication and relationships
  • How to challenge directly and care personally
  • Leading a whole school curriculum area
  • Being prepared for an Ofsted ‘Deep Dive’
  • Developing teachers in your phase/ department / subject area
  • Leading pupil progress in your phase/ department / subject area
  • Demonstrating impact in your phase/ department / subject area 

As part of the course, delegates will be expected to complete a mini-project that is already within your existing leadership role (i.e. not an additional task!)

Course notes will be available electronically. 

A unique, password protected link will be sent to you shortly before the start time. The session will not be recorded and will be locked 10 minutes after the start time.

The session is best accessed from a PC or laptop with Zoom 5.2 installed, good audio and video and via a stable internet connection. Accessing via a phone, tablet or Chromebook is possible but your participation in the sessions may be restricted due to limited Zoom functionality. Please ensure beforehand that you can use Zoom from the location, on the network and using the machine that you will be using for the session.

Feedback from last year’s course includes: 

'The course has given me the tools to confidently share my ideas, and persuade others to get on board with me.'

 'The style of delivery is fantastic - really engaging. I looked forward to coming to each session.'

 'I would highly recommend the course to other developing middle leaders.'

'Mike is an exceptional teacher - I have some excellent ideas I can immediately implement within my areas of management.'



Aimed at: New, emerging and established Middle Leaders in primary, secondary and special schools.


  • 30/09/20

  • 11/11/20

  • 13/01/21

  • 10/03/21

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm on each of the four days 

Venue:  Online 

Cost: £270

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