Cumbria Education Trust (CET) are supporting 17 aspiring Senior Leaders to achieve a National qualification delivered in alliance with Ambition School Leadership. The primary and secondary future senior leaders are focussing on school improvement projects to support each of the 7 Trust schools as part of the high quality CPD programme for CET staff.

The National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership was launched in September at Yewdale Primary School with the recent session held at Workington Academy focussing on leading sustainable change and data analysis.

The participants will be assessed on a number of leadership competencies at the end of the year as well as their whole school improvement projects which should support the individual schools across the trust to improve in specific areas. Opportunities for all participants to shadow a senior leader in another school is an additional element that the CET believe is valuable for staff to gain a true insight into Senior Leadership.