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New Leadership Academy delegates attend first session

The second cohort of teachers attending our Leadership Academy Programme discussed MAT structures at the first session,  led by CEO Dr Andrew Campbell.   

The two-year course enables our teachers to develop into leaders of the future. This year 18 delegates have been selected after a stringent interview process and met at an inaugural dinner, also attended by the Chair of our Board of Directors, Richard Morris and fellow Director Heneage Stevenson.

The first session looked at MAT organisation including governance, finance and core services. The teachers collaborated on practical activities including devising and naming their own MAT structures.

Dr Campbell introduced Mike Phillips and Maureen Nicholas from Pentir, who will be working closely with our cohort to identify their leadership styles, strengths and areas for development.

Mr Phillips said: ‘We have been part of the journey that Brooke Weston Trust has been on around recruiting talent and now we are on the next phase;  of developing talent within the organisation.  This is about a practical approach. We look at where are the gaps and where are the things that aren’t being covered in traditional CPD for teachers. People need to think about their professional relationship styles, attitudes, leadership and the approach within their teams. We will be doing psychometric assessment and questionnaires and towards the end of the programme we will also do a trial interview for the post that you are next aspiring to.

‘It will give you the opportunity to discuss where are the gaps and what other things you can do around developing your skills and abilities in order to get to the next level up. Those are the two pieces that will complement the various different sessions you will have in this programme.’

To see a gallery of pictures click  here.