LeadLincs – A programme for Lincolnshire aspiring primary headteachers

LTTHeadteacher recruitment is challenging for many Lincolnshire schools, with many governing bodies having to re-advertise positions, or selecting from only a small field of candidates.  LeadLincs aims to provide local aspiring school leaders with the skills, confidence and credibility to apply for these posts, increasing the number of suitable candidates in all areas of the county.

LTT (Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together) is delighted to have been commissioned to deliver the LeadLincs Project on behalf of the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership.  The lead Teaching School for the project is the Kyra Teaching School Alliance

LeadLincs will provide 5 days of tailored face to face training and a 5 day placement with a partner school, working with an experienced Headteacher in leading school improvement.

Training will be based on the new headteacher standards, and will be planned following a 360 review of each of the participants.

Face to face days will led by inspirational national speakers, and experienced Headteachers – including National and Local Leaders of Education – from within and outside Lincolnshire.

Participants will have the support of a coach from their placement school, and will be expected to undertake key reading and to engage in an online community.

Participants will feel connected to a local vision for strategic improvement, collaboration, peer review, and system led leadership.  The programme will develop confidence and inspire a passion for leadership in Lincolnshire.

The programme comes at no cost to all participants, with supply costs for the five face to face days and placement days reimbursed to home schools.  It is open to aspiring primary leaders in both maintained and academy schools in Lincolnshire.  There are 15 places available therefore identification of participants will be through nomination by current Headteachers or governors, a written application and telephone interview.

We are also seeking experienced headteachers to host 5 day placements and to act as coach to their matched participant.  Schools will be reimbursed for their Headteacher to be released for 1 day of attendance at a Launch & Induction event in September 2016.  If you are interested in being a LeadLincs coach & host placement school please contact  lisa.yates@lincolnmountstreet.lincs.sch.uk   

LeadLincs Application & Reference Form

Application window closes on 8th July 2016

Telephone interviews will be conducted on 12th July 2016

Candidates will be informed of the outcome by 15th July 2016.

The programme will begin with an initial Launch & Induction event in September 2016