Getting Ahead London

 

"The Launch event was the most inspiring CPD I have taken part in, certainly since becoming a teacher.  I think my school was quite taken aback by how enthused and excited I was by the future following the event." 

Craig Lilleyman, Rosetta Primary School 


Applications for our 2021/22 Programme are now open. 

Please submit this completed application prior to the deadline of midnight on 19th July 2021 

Once submitted, your application will be processed by the Getting Ahead London project team.  Applicants will then be invited to a telephone interview on a rolling basis.  For any queries about the programme or any issues with the online form, please contact gal@challengepartners.org 

 

Getting Ahead London Participant Application Form (Aspiring Senior Leader Programme) 2021/22 - Apply here   

Getting Ahead London Participant Application Form (Aspiring Headteacher programme) 2021/22 - Apply here

Getting Ahead London Coach Application Form (Aspiring Senior Leader Programme) 202​1/22 - Apply here

Getting Ahead London Coach Application Form (Aspiring Headteacher Leader Programme) 202​1/22 - Apply here

 

What is Getting Ahead London?

Getting Ahead London is a Challenge Partners programme that is currently in its fifth year. The aim is to provide aspiring London teachers with the skills, experience, networks and knowledge to take the next step in their career or progress to senior leadership and headship

The support offered as part of the programme includes:

  • Coaching from highly experienced London heads to help participants fulfil their leadership potential

  • Help to navigate existing leadership opportunities

  • Face to face leadership development and networking events with world-class businesses

  • Online tools and resources to support your development.

  • Support with applying for jobs and preparing for interviews.

 

At the moment the programme is only running in London and sourounding areas. Please contact us if you are interested in running a version of this programme in your area.

 

Who is it for?

There are two GAL programmes, one for aspiring Senior Leaders and one for aspiring Headteachers.

If you would like to take part in the aspiring Senior Leader programme, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a current Middle Leader in a school in London. Examples of eligible roles are Year Group leader, Subject Leader, Inclusion Lead etc.
  • You must have at least 2 years in this role.

If you would like to take part in the aspiring Headteacher programme you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a current Senior Leader in a school in London. Examples of eligible roles are Assistant Head, Deputy Head, Head of School, Acting Head.
  • You must have at least 2 years experience in this role.

 

What is the commitment?

For both programmes, you and your school will need to commit to:

  • You attending 10 days/half days of events and coaching sessions throughout the academic year. (Travel across and within London will be expected for these coaching sessions and events)
  • Paying a supplement of £1000 towards the funded programme

 

How do I participate in the programme?

Applications for the 2021-2022 programme are NOW OPEN 

Please submit this completed application prior to the deadline of midnight on Thursday 1st July 2021 

Once submitted, your application will be processed by the Getting Ahead London project team.  Applicants will then be invited to a telephone interview on a rolling basis.  For any queries about the programme or any issues with the online form, please contact gal@challengepartners.org 

 

Getting Ahead London Participant Application Form (Aspiring Senior Leader Programme) 2021/22 - Apply here   

Getting Ahead London Participant Application Form (Aspiring Headteacher programme) 2021/22 - Apply here

Getting Ahead London Coach Application Form (Aspiring Senior Leader Programme) 202​1/22 - Apply here

Getting Ahead London Coach Application Form (Aspiring Headteacher Leader Programme) 202​1/22 - Apply here

 

 
 
 

How do you measure impact?

During the pilot year, 2016-17, we commissioned an external evaluation of the programme. The full report is available here

Please see our evaluation from the 2019/20 cohort here

 

Resources for Getting Ahead London participants

We have a reference bank of resources available to Getting Ahead London participants and alumni. Just register and log into the Challenge Partners' website and click here

 

Promoting the programme

If you think you have colleagues who would be interested in the programme please feel free to send them the below information leaflets and encourage them to apply.

 

Aspiring Senior Leader

Aspiring Headteacher

 

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