The Diverse Leaders Programme

The Diverse Leaders Programme aims to develop and enhance the leadership skills of BAME* teaching staff to enable them to take the next step in their leadership career.  

What does this programme involve?

This programme involves two key elements:

  • Face-to-face sessions
  • Individual coaching sessions

The following topics will be covered:

  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles
  • Values and Purpose
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Leading Teams
  • Building Personal Networks and Resilience
  • Reflection
  • Guidance on completing applications, interview skills and selection tasks

The sessions will take place between January 2019 and June 2019. There will be an induction meeting for participants on the 29th November 2018.

What is the eligibility criteria?

Participants must:

  • be BAME*
  • work in a state funded school in England
  • currently be working in an Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Special school
  • have QTS

How much does this programme cost?

This programme is free of charge.

Where will the training take place?

The training will take place at Chesterton Primary School (Dagnall Street, Battersea, London, SW11 5DT).

What will I receive at the end of the course?

Upon completion, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at a DfE funded course.

When is the closing date for applications?

To download an application form, please click here.

Please note, your application must be signed off by your Headteacher.

Applications must be received by 6pm on Friday 16th November. Please send your application to dwallace@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk 

Course dates: 

  • Thursday 22nd November 2018 (4:30pm - 5:30pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Friday 18th January 2019 (9am - 3pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Tuesday 12th February 2019 (9am - 3pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Saturday 2nd March 2019 (8:30am - 1:30pm by appointment only at Chestnut Grove Academy)
  • Thursday 14th March 2019 (4:30pm - 6:30pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Monday 25th March 2019  (4:30pm - 6:30pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Saturday 11th May 2019 (8:30am - 1:30pm by appointment only at Chestnut Grove Academy)
  • Monday 20th May 2019  (4:30pm - 6:30pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019  (4:30pm - 6:30pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Thursday 20th June 2019 (9am - 3pm at Chesterton Primary School)
  • Saturday 29th June 2019 (8:30am - 1:30pm by appointment only at Chestnut Grove Academy)
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