Identifying and developing leadership potential
Educational landscapes are ever changing and as such we are required to develop successful succession planning strategies to identify and develop people to fill leadership positions in the future.
To meet this responsibility, we will:
National Professional Qualifications
Blue Sky will be supporting the delivery of a variety of National Professional Qualifications. We facilitate these through the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership (NPQs – Foundation For Educational Leadership (cefel.org.uk) ).
Coventry Headteacher Induction (CHIP)
Blue Sky work with local providers to facilitate CHIP and CHIP 2 and the recently introduced CHIP Local. These are fantastic networking opportunities to link with headteachers at a similar experience stage. In addition to this, the local context of Coventry is considered with signposting to local support, deeper understanding of the role of a headteacher and potential opportunities to visit other exemplary settings.
Coventry Senior Leaders Network (CSLN)
New for this academic year! In conjunction with Coventry LEA we are delighted to offer our free Senior Leaders Network. Meetings will take place once per half-term with different guest speakers and key focus discussions covering areas and topics of local importance.
Mentoring, Coaching and Shadowing
As well as formal structures of development, we appreciate the need for less formal support. We offer mentoring, wider coaching and shadowing opportunities. Due to the nature of these, dates, timings and approaches are developed on a bespoke, personalised basis. Where possible, these are incorporated and into or signposted during our other leadership offers.