Aspirant Leaders Programme



The Aspirant Leader Development Programme has been designed and facilitated by experienced senior and middle leaders from Hawkley Hall High School

Who is it for?

The Learning to Lead Programme is designed for you if:

  • You aspire to take on a middle leadership role in a primary or secondary school.
  • You wish to further your knowledge of educational leadership or pursue the National Qualifications for School Leadership in the near future.
  • You want to be better prepared to seek and apply for posts internally or externally.
  • You enjoy active learning with colleagues.

What will it achieve?

As an aspirant middle leader on this programme you will be provided with the opportunity to learn about:

  • Leadership styles & techniques
  • The components of great teaching and learning
  • Effective self evaluation & quality assurance
  • Developing effective teams
  • Coaching skills to develop self and others
  • Effective application and interview technique at a middle leadership level.

What does it involve?

The programme includes eight sessions facilitated by Matt Klinck and other experienced middle leaders. All sessions will be held in our new purpose built Training Suite at Hawkley Hall High School. Please note days have been varied to minimise impact on T&L in your own school. Activities include:

  • Completing an online self evaluation of your leadership strengths and areas for development.
  • Engaging in active learning activities with colleagues.
  • Reflecting on leadership theory and case studies.
  • Carrying out practical workshops on coaching and effective dialogue with colleagues.

A word on the facilitators

Matt Klinck is Deputy Head responsible for T&L and CPD at HHHS. He is an experienced facilitator of MLDP, NPQML, NPQSL for colleagues working in both the primary and secondary context. He has also had experience of leadership as an Assistant Head (Pastoral), Head of Year, Faculty and Department leader in several schools. Other colleagues contributing to delivery are all active middle leaders at HHHS with experience of facilitation, coaching, teacher training and inter-school support.


Delegate rate of £250 + vat

Dates for 2016 overleaf (Twilight Sessions)

Includes refreshments and a copy of the book “The Subject Leader”, CPD Certificate and quality training facilities.

If you have any queries please contact Matt Klinck email: or to book a place please contact Full timetable overleaf.

The full information flyer and booking form can be seen here: Aspirant Leaders Flyer 3 March 2016