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Women in Leadership Programme- NATSA

The North Avon Teaching School Alliance has secured funding from the Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund to support women in primary and secondary schools in South Gloucestershire to progress with their careers. The ultimate aim is to increase the proportion of female Headteachers in the area.

The programme is targeted at Senior Leaders, or very experienced Middle Leaders, who have the potential to progress onto headship in the future.

Funding has been secured for two years: there are 12 spaces on the programme each year. The programme is limited to 12 participants in order to maximise impact by including a mock interview process and one-to-one sessions as well as structured sessions. Places will also be limited to one participant per school per year. Due to limited places, suitable applicants in Year 1 may be prioritised for places in Year 2.

It is really important that all participants attend all of the following dates:



Strength Scope 360 degree feedback

Attend a 1 hour one-to-one session on either 29th or 30th November 2018

Day 1: Leadership & me – intra-personal effectiveness

Whole day on 6th December 2018

Coaching & support session 1

Attend a 1 hour one-to-one session on either 15th or 16th January 2019

Day 2: Mock interview day

Whole day on 14th March 2019

Coaching & support session 2 (including interview feedback)

Attend a 1 hour one-to-one session on either 19th or 20th March 2019

Day 3: Leadership & others

Whole day on 30th April 2019

Women into Leadership Networking Event

4pm-6pm on Tuesday 11th June 2019

The course is free for participants and lunch will be provided. However, schools will need to release participants for all sessions and fund cover.

Participants will be required to complete the Strength Scope online assessment and also to submit a draft application for the Mock Interview Day. Participants will not be required to completed project work throughout the programme but will be encouraged to target areas for development to support career progression.

Please remember that this is not a job application. The selection panel will be looking to see where maximum impact can be achieved. The selection panel will be made up of the Directors of Teaching South Gloucestershire Schools.

Please submit completed applications to Katie Soffe ( Please also contact Katie with queries.

Download your application form here.

The closing date for applications and references is Monday 15th October 2018.