Three Leeds Catholic High Schools - St. Mary's, Menston, Corpus Christi Catholic College and Mount St. Mary’s are working together to develop the next generation of Catholic school leaders.
This is as a response to national concerns about school leadership development and succession.
These three schools are working collaboratively to provide high quality training and coaching which focusses particularly on Catholic schools. The programme is coordinated by Joe Coluccio and has been written and devised by David Geldart with the aim to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence of aspiring leaders in our Catholic Schools.
Joe Coluccio said "There are many generic Leadership courses available but we wanted to provide a bespoke programme that specifically addresses leadership within our Catholic context."
The Aspiring Leaders programme brings together theoretical study with practical leadership. The course has given all participants a chance to develop their leadership journey together and regularly meeting counterparts from other schools gives the coaching sessions a real vigour. It offers career development for many different layers and levels of leadership and helps to cultivate an understanding of the big picture while supporting the development of how a specific focus with particular drive can contribute to wider successes. Participants have felt professionally rejuvenated by the challenge the course offers and their contributions and support to other leaders in school is already being felt.
At present, there are eight members of staff currently enrolled on the one year pilot course, involving independent study, one to one coaching, workshops and a Leadership Project. The in-house coaching and support is provided by the individual named schools and the workshops by David Geldart. The course has already proved to be a tremendous success.
For further information contact Mr Joe Coluccio firstname.lastname@example.org
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