Lion Leadership Courses


The Lion Leadership courses are an excellent opportunity for those looking forward to the next stage of their career. They have been thoughtfully planned to allow colleagues both internally and externally to the Lion Alliance to benefit from the expert knowledge that our staff members hold. These staff members are in key positions and are hand picked from across our partners schools in key to draw on their expertise; nurturing a new generation of school leaders.

Our courses run from February to December every year and we advertise for the new cohort of participants between December and February. Check our website again during this period to find out how you can join.

What are the Lion Leadership Courses?

The Lion Leadership courses have been organised so participants can gain a deeper understanding into aspects of more senior roles that they might be looking to progress into in the future. They have been designed with the NPQ's (National Professional Qualifications) in mind, considering the same objectives and providing an alternative option that is rooted in learning directly from those employed in senior roles currently.

As the relevant NPQ's for anyone aspiring to become a middle leader and for middle leaders themselves being discontinued, we offer a fantastic course in lieu of these gaps in the market at a competitive price.

There are 3 successive Lion Leadership Courses that anyone; both internally and externally, can sign up for:

THE ASPIRING MIDDLE LEADERS (AML) COURSE

The aspiring middle leaders course is suitable for any teaching or support staff professional and offers an insight into anyone aspiring to apply for a middle leaders or management role in a school in the near future. We are particularly proud to offer this course to support staff as well and includes a split session that is aimed specifically towards support staff to improving their knowledge of support functions.

THE MIDDLE LEADERS (ML) COURSE

The middle leaders course is suitable for teaching staff that are looking to progress into a higher middle leaders role - this could include Department Heads, Directors and Assistant Headteachers and more.

THE SENIOR LEADERS (SL) COURSE

The senior leaders course is suitable for teaching staff that are looking to progress into a senior role in a school - including Deputy Headteachers, Headteachers or another role that involves working with multiple schools.

What are the fees?

The Lion Alliance does charge a small amount to join the courses. This is per participant and can be paid for by both a school/institution on behalf a participant or by a participant directly.

THE ASPIRING MIDDLE LEADERS (AML) COURSE

£150 - for Lion Alliance members
£195 - for Non-Lion Alliance members

THE MIDDLE LEADERS (ML) COURSE

£250 - for Lion Alliance members
£295 - for Non-Lion Alliance members

THE SENIOR LEADERS (SL) COURSE

£350 - for Lion Alliance members
£395 - for Non-Lion Alliance members

What to expect

You can view the structure of each of the Lion Leadership Courses 2021 that participants follow below.

Each participant will receive a 'participant guide' including these course outlines and other information that they may find useful. As the courses require a fee, there are clear expectations and procedures set out for participants at the start of the course so that professionalism and good conduct are followed by both those hosting the course sessions and by participants themselves.

Participants on all 3 courses will also be required to complete a project as part of their learning. This is a personal project that will vary between people on the course and there is a session to discuss this in further detail. It's important to note that the project will explore something that is relevant to you and your needs or aspirations and will require engagement by participants.

ASPIRING MIDDLE LEADERS 2021 - COURSE OUTLINE

MIDDLE LEADERS 2021 - COURSE OUTLINE

SENIOR LEADERS 2021 - COURSE OUTLINE