Middle Leader Career Pathway

  • Maintain a reflective CPD record
  • Undertake action research project and share across department/ school
  • Contribute to professional journals/blogs
  • Use National College resources
  • Establish a relationship with link governor
  • Maintain a record of your CPD

Recommended reading:

  • Teach Like a Champion (Doug Lemov)
  • Practice Perfect (Doug Lemov)
  • The Learning Curriculum (Ambition Institute)
  • Coach/ mentor/ buddy new middle leaders
  • Attend a SLT meeting and present action plan, impact report etc.
  • Create key documents for subject/area of responsibility
  • Carryout effective QA of subject/area of responsibility. Deep Dive, Shallow Dives etc.
  • Lead and manage a whole-school project
  • Be a role model for other middle leaders
  • Read and research – find innovative methods of ensuring high quality T&L
  • Take part in internal reviews (BDAT Reviews)
  • Deliver/ be part of a team delivering CPD to all staff or groups of staff.
  • Promote and develop the effectiveness of Christian Values
  • Line manage others
  • Chair meetings
  • Attendance at and supporting facilitation of Workstreams Attendance at and supporting facilitation of Networks
  • Lead CPD or moderation sessions as part of programme
  • BDAT Leader of Education (LE)
  • Work with middle leaders in other Trust schools to QA your leadership
  • Mock interviews for SLT roles
  • Delivery of a BDAT ITT session
  • BDAT’s Specialist NPQs
  • Access external CPD linked to subject/phase and educational pedagogy
  • Access Teaching School Hub opportunities
  • Access subject and behaviour hub training and materials
  • Access professional association development programmes
  • Access professional association resources
  • Online training and development courses
  • Research and apply for an NPQSL
  • Book an Annual Career Discussion

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