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Carlisle & Hampton Hill Federation


Leadership and Career Development

RPTSA has a range of opportunities to support teachers wishing to develop their leadership skills, from subject leaders through to aspiring Headteachers. 

Opportunities for Teachers


ITT through School Direct programmes

  • PGCE with Masters degree credits training programmes in partnership with St Mary’s University
  • High quality training opportunities in a range of good and outstanding schools throughout Richmond
  • Training delivered by SLEs, LLEs and NLEs


Focus on maintaining QTS, improving teaching and retaining an enthusiasm for teaching as a profession

  • Access comprehensive NQT programme through AfC
  • Opportunities to observe and work with other teachers and subject leaders

Early Leadership

Focus on becoming consistently good or better  teacher and leading a curriculum area

  • Join a research and development group
  • Take part in a Teach Meet Session
  • Visit leading teachers identified as outstanding
  • Attend  3 day subject leadership training programme

Middle Leadership Teacher

Focus on developing the ability to support others and other leadership skills

  • Work towards taking an active lead in a research and development group
  • Shadow a colleague/middle leader/SLT
  • Attend middle leadership training-through the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership-NPQML
  • Coach/mentor within  after training
  • Apply to join  database of expertise and support other schools

Senior Leader

Focus on developing the ability to lead on key aspects of school improvement

  • Attend Aspirant Leader Training
  • Apply to become an SLE
  • Lead an action research group
  • Volunteer for leadership secondments
  • Become a middle leader coach

Deputy Head

Assistant Head

Focus on supporting whole school self-evaluation and improvement planning

  • Become a coach for senior leaders
  • Volunteer for Acting Head secondments
  • Deputise for HT at SAPH meetings
  • Become trained in the use of self-evaluation triads
  • Access NPQH/M.Ed courses


Focus on providing strategic leadership by shaping school improvement around a clear vision

  • Train and act as a Mentor/Coach for new/acting and applicant Headteachers
  • Attend Richmond Heads Conferences and other networks & briefings
  • Take part in self-evaluation groups/triads
  • Contribute to School to School Support

For details contact Zoe Griffiths at Trafalgar Junior School