To be the best, we prioritise retaining the best. This is why our Leadership Development programmes cater to the specific CPD needs of current and aspiring leaders, providing progression routes from ITT through to Headship so that ambitious team members are given the right opportunities within our schools.
All programmes are reviewed annually to make sure we create challenging, practical and intellectually stimulating packages that encourage and enable staff to step up to their next leadership level.
Leadership programmes include:
Each programme explores different leadership styles so participants can build confidence in their own authentic approach to leadership.
Staff also benefit from formal and informal coaching and mentoring from leaders within the Trust as well as a wider network of highly experienced and effective school leaders who work with us.
Mulberry Schools Trust is committed to gender equality. Only 36% of secondary headteachers in the country are female, so we have devised a Women’s Leadership Programme to encourage and enable more to access senior leadership roles in education.
The programme’s aim is what we refer to as DICE:
Mulberry School for Girls is also a founding member of the Leading Women’s Alliance who have co-facilitated two annual conferences for women aspiring for Headship. We continue to work towards fulfilling our pledge for greater equality and diversity in school leadership.
"A change of mind-set – I have thought more seriously about SLT and career plans for the future.”
"I have applied for a leadership role and got the job"
"An inspiring group who have helped me develop an authentic voice and vision and enabled me to understand I don’t have to ‘act like a man’ to lead. More is caught than taught – these women embody leadership"
Introducing our new Leadership Academy
Mulberry Schools Trust is committed to providing high quality leadership development opportunities for our staff. Our new Leadership Academy launches in September 2019 offering colleagues a range of leadership courses and bespoke coaching designed to ensure that staff have access to and aim for, further development in their roles.
A summary of the programme that will be on offer for 2019-2020 can be found here.