Please use the criteria below to view the programmes, resources and tools that will support your development in each area.
In order to embed leadership throughout the organisation and secure leaders for the future, the aim is to actively encourage and develop leadership potential at all levels - in developing the academies it is agreed that everyone has a leadership role. We believe effective leaders are fundamental in creating a working climate in which all individuals can excel, contribute and share in this vision. In order to do this we believe that, working in a climate of trust, all leaders should focus on three key elements.
For each of these elements we have created a suite of training programmes, resources and reading to support individuals in developing and extending their skills, knowledge and understanding and create truly effective leaders at all levels of the organisation.
1. Setting standards & delivering world class outcomes
In order to deliver world class outcomes it is necessary for all leaders to set standards and communicate these effectively to all stakeholders. This includes:
- Communicating vision and expectations of performance
- Scanning the horizon and benchmarking performance against world class outcomes
- Being clear on what we have to achieve
- Raising standards by monitoring, evaluating and reviewing to ensure continuous improvement
- Ensuring compliance through statutory duties
- Informing stakeholders and working collaboratively in partnership
- Achieving national accreditation for excellence
2. Developing self and ensuring continuous development
Being an effective leader requires an appetite for learning, an intellectual curiosity, the willingness to take risks, admit mistakes and learn from others. These qualities must be matched with high level skills and the commitment to take responsibility for your own professional development. This includes:
- Keeping your thinking current
- Being clear about your role and what is expected of you
- Being clear about your career pathway
- Continually striving to be at your best through good self management
- Modelling the values and principles of the academy and AET
- Understanding your strengths and areas for development
- Proactively looking for opportunities to develop yourself
3. Working with others and building high performing teams
We cannot reach and sustain world class standards unless we put high priority on the development of all staff and recognise that the role of the coach within the development of high performing organisations is critical in sustaining progress. As effective leaders, therefore, we must continuously build the capability of others and this includes: