Leadership Programmes

The North Dorset Teaching School is launching two 6-part training webinars for teaching staff starting in January 2021.  These webinars will be delivered as twilights or afternoon sessions, it should enable more people to attend and will have less impact on timetabling and backfill. See below:


This course of 6 webinars is led by the highly respected management coach and director of Studyflex, Rachel Lambert. This programme concentrates on relevant key topics you’ll need to succeed from how to achieve a high performing team to managing equality, diversity and inclusion. It’s packed with loads of practical tools to take you to the next level. Delegates will also complete an Action Research Project and receive interview training and practice led by Stephen Tuke, CPD lead for the North Dorset Teaching School.  Click here to see flyer.



This bespoke course of 6 webinars, led by Steve Smith, deputy CEO of Sherborne Area Schools Trust, will help develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to become a high-performing and successful school leader. From interpreting data and writing successful bids, to monitoring the quality of teaching and communicating your strategic vision effectively, these sessions provide an indispensable toolkit to help you succeed in leadership.  Click here to see flyer.



Women in Leadership Programme

To apply for a funded place please email: admin@wctsa.org for an application form.  The deadline for applications is Monday 28 October 2019.  Click on the links below for more information:

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New and Aspiring Middle Leaders Programme

This is a 3 day programme which forms part of the core offer to Alliance members. There is no charge for this programme.  We expect to run this programme again next year.

Effective Middle Leadership

This programme is offered in partnership with WCTSA and Redstart Partnership and takes place at Uffculme School. The cost of this programme is £175. There is some funding available through the Women Into Leadership Programme.

Day One: 15th November 9:30am-3:30pm
Day Two: 15th January 4pm-6pm
Day Three: 14th February 4pm – 6pm
Day Four: 12th March 9:30am – 3:30pm

Getting Ready For Senior Leadership

This is a three day programme offered in collaboration with WCTSA and Redstart Partnership. The cost of this programme is £175. There is some funding available through the Women Into Leadership Programme. It takes place at Uffculme School. 9:30am -3:30pm

Day One: 22nd January 2019
Day Two: leadership shadowing between 22nd January and 26th April
Day Three: 26th April


This is offered in partnership with NDTSA and QTL (University of Winchester). It takes place at The Gryphon School. Cohort One is now underway. For more information on the dates for future cohorts, please visit the QTL website: https://www.qtl.org.uk/

Leadership Shadowing

JCTSA can arrange leadership shadowing days for Alliance teachers wishing to find out more about leadership at middle and senior levels. This is a bespoke service offered free to members. Please contact jctsa@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk for more details.