NCSL's core business is to serve the needs of existing and future leaders, and our leadership programmes are at the very heart of this aim. The programmes are grouped under themes which reflect the needs of school leaders in different contexts and at each stage of their careers. They offer a wealth of opportunities to reflect on your own practice, work with colleagues, coaches and mentors, visit other schools, carry out research and explore the latest thinking on school and children's services leadership at your level.
The list below shows which programmes are most relevant at each career stage, however in some cases there can be some flexibility in, for example, jumping stages. See the eligibility criteria for each programme for more information. View an A-Z list of our programmes and find out more in our Prospectus 2009 (835kb, 40 pages).
For teachers who are taking on leadership and management responsibilities, including heads of subject or area and subject co-ordinators
For deputies, assistant heads and others looking to move up to their first headship
For newly appointed, first-time headteachers
For heads who are established in the role and looking to develop their professional qualities, skills and expertise further
For school business managers and bursars
For school leaders working in teams who wish to improve their effectiveness
For school and children's centre leaders, working with multi-agency, the community and other stakeholders to deliver the ECM agenda
Focusing on particular issues within leadership and school/children's services development