Accelerating Into Middle Leadership

What are the aims of this course?

The main aims of this course are to:

  1. unable participants to explore what makes a successful middle leader
  2. explore what makes a successful application for a middle leader post
  3. learn what makes a successful interview for a middle leader post

What will you learn after completing this course?

Once you’ve completed this course, you will learn the following:

  1. better informed about the skills, qualities and knowledge required to be a successful middle leader
  2. you will be able to make job applications that will improve your chances for an interview
  3. you will be better prepared for a job interview for a middle leader post

Who can apply?

This course is open to teachers who have been teaching for at least 2 years in either state or independent schools. Candidates will be allocated to a coach or on going support.

What’s involved?

In this course you will be required to do the following:

  • reading, video or audio extracts
  • additional online reading
  • reflection in a personal log
  • group activities
  • case studies
  • role plays
  • presentations

You will cover the following units:

  1. What makes a successful middle leader?
  2. Understanding job and person specifications
  3. Preparing a successful application
  4. Preparing for the interview


This course will be covered over one weekend.


£50 for the course. This course is heavily subsidised by the Nida Trust

How to apply?

Visit the Nida Trust website:

Course leaders

This course will be delivered by experienced senior leaders and middle leaders working in successful and outstanding state schools.