Leadership & Talent Management

Leadership & Talent Management

Leadership & Talent Management

The high proportion of outstanding practitioners, reflects a positive climate for learning at Dyke House College, where not only pupils are interested, engaged within their own learning and show commitment over time but also our staff. A significant number of staff across the trust are involved within professional development programmes offered by the college.

Our partnership with Northumbria University enables us to offer bespoke professional development that combines both the practicalities of school life with theory based pedagogy and research opportunities. For the past three years we have helped to design and facilitate MAs in Teaching and Learning for participants across the Trust. This is having a direct impact upon our schools and pupils as research initiatives are driven by school priorities.

We have also devised our own middle leadership programme in conjunction with Northumbria University. This is worth 60 credits and is an accredited PGCE Certificate in Leadership and Education. This is a two year course combining both practice and theory and culminating in a school based project. This course also has the advantage in that credits may be put towards a MA in Leadership and Education.

Our leadership development is central to the Trust’s “Grow Your Own”philosophy. As part of this we view our professional development as the rungs of a ladder to leadership. This aids succession planning as leaders are promoted within a meritocracy to further effect the quality and development across the Trust. It is our intention that we support our staff and recognize their potential from NQT level through to Headship. With this in mind, we offer NPQSL and work closely with Future Leaders. As a result, our middle and senior leaders impact across the Trust supporting their improvement and sharing effectives sytems.

In addition to our leadership programmes, we are also involved in national initiatives such as Achieve Together and actively encourage all our staff to participate in personal action research; exploring different forms of pedagogy through for example project based learning or cycle of lesson study.