University of Buckingham
It is a one-year, work-based course. Each student completes an initial self-assessment which is followed by individual Skype interviews with the student's University of Buckingham tutor. A one-day tutorial meeting at the University follows, where the main topics of study are outlined and the course�s supporting textbook is issued. This book has two functions: it provides an introduction to the theoretical background to the topics of study and also provides a template for a deeper analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and other significant characteristics of the individual course participants and of the departments for which they are responsible. This analysis then forms the basis of a 3000- to 4000-word essay, which, in effect, sets a provisional agenda for each student. A two-day residential at the University follows, after which, each student will be in a position to come to a final agreement with their tutor on the most important area for development in their school departments. This will be the focus of the leadership-of-change project that they will undertake and which will be the subject of their final extended essay.
Applicants are normally expected to be heads of department, 2nd in departments or subject co-ordinators and must be educated to degree level.
Topics include: leadership theory and the development of departmental culture; principles and practice of effective performance management (including lesson observation, feedback, coaching); handling of difficult conversations (with colleagues and parents); promotion of high quality teaching and learning; effective pupil-assessment; staff recruitment, induction and development; effective administration and use of data; running purposeful meetings; preparing for inspection.
Self-study based upon the course unit, supported by a mixture of presentations, workshops, role-plays and case studies when at Buckingham.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Work-based learning||£ 1,250 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Work-based learning||£ 1,250 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|The University of Buckingham||Buckingham||MK18 1EG||South East|