This strand of the T Level Professional Development offer will focus on organisational readiness and will support the development of management and leadership skills, in order that middle managers, governors, trustees and governance professionals can lead their organisations towards T Level readiness.
There are three parts to this strand of the TLPD offer with the support consisting of face-to-face events, online modules, webinars and mentoring opportunities as both a pre-planned and on-demand basis. This is designed to make it as simple as possible for leaders to engage during busy periods.
CPD for Middle Managers
This will focus on leadership and management skills for change, project management, implementing and planning effectively for the new curriculum – including provision for learners with SEND – and leading effective partnerships and employer relationships.
The CPD takes the form of four e-learning sessions, webinars, national training events and bespoke in-house training.
E-learning topics include; understanding your role as an agent of change, working with colleagues to implement change, leading through uncertainty and reflection and planning for change. Online modules and webinars will be available in September 2019.
Training events consist of workshops on: developing leadership practice, planning for curriculum change, and partnership working and measuring success. These events will commence in October 2019 and take place in cities across England. Bespoke, in-house training can also be provided with organisations choosing the workshops which best suit their training needs.
Professional development and change-project action plans will be produced as part of this workstream.
An introductory webinar which provides an overview of the CPD support on offer will take place on 25 September.
Mentoring for Middle Managers
The mentoring scheme will support middle managers in planning for and implementing the changes required for effective T Level delivery.
The scheme can be accessed following the completion of the fourth e-learning session and attendance at a national training event or in-house event.
Mentors are experienced in leading change within the education sector, knowledgeable about T Levels and will enable managers to prioritise the changes they have identified within their areas of responsibility.
Through the development plans produced in the previous workstream, managers will be supported to think and act strategically, resulting in teams empowered to enable change, improve collaboration and networks.
Mentoring support will be available from October 2019.
CPD for Governors, Trustees and Governance Professionals
The third workstream offers support on strategic leadership, the step-change required for partnerships and employer relationships, and how the new qualifications will affect organisational financial strategy.
The CPD is comprised of a series of nine regional events featuring a comprehensive introduction to T Levels and their potential impact on financial management, strategic planning and workforce development, and the opportunity to network with governors and board members from a range of providers. Regional events start on 15 October 2019.
The events are supported by online module content available from 16 October 2019, which can be completed as required at individual discretion.
Links to book events and undertake online modules will be updated on this page once available. Sign up to receive the ETF’s fortnightly T Level Professional Development offer bulletin to stay up to date.