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. Professional development and change-project action plans will be produced as part of this workstream.
An introductory webinar provides an overview of the CPD support on offer. A range of dates are currently available and more dates being added.
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.
The first national training events will take place in Leeds on 21 November and Birmingham on 28 November. Events in Cambridge and Bristol will be available to book soon and further venues added. Training events consist of workshops on: developing leadership practice, planning for curriculum change, and partnership working and measuring success.
Bespoke, in-house training can also be provided with organisations choosing the workshops which best suit their training needs.
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 attendance at a national training event or in-house event and completion of the fourth e-learning module.
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 is now available.
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 are available to book now.
An in-house training option can be delivered within previously planned itineraries of governance meetings and wider CPD events. Choosing this bespoke option will enable governors, trustees and governance professionals to access the most relevant modules to support them in making those important future strategic decisions.
Participation in the e-learning modules will allow individuals to explore the implications of T Level delivery in their institutions as a means of supporting senior and middle managers in critical strategic decision-making relating to the implementation of these technical qualifications in their organisations.
There are four e-learning modules, each of which will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete. E-learning modules are available now and can be completed as required at individual discretion.