Women into Leadership (WiL)

Women into Leadership is a programme to develop women leaders. In recent BBC news 86% of women reported that they felt they were unable to have the same opportunities in their careers as men. With such a talent pool in our women teachers, we see many deciding that they cannot pursue a career and have a family. We lose great teachers and potential leaders this way as many do not return to leadership once their children are at school, believing they no longer have anything to offer or they have missed their chance. We want to remedy that. The programme gives 30 women participants the opportunity to personal coaching from great leaders, a programme of conferences and workshops and a school- based project to practise those skills and enhance their CVs. (Fully funded. School pays part supply only).

Tuesday 13th March

School to School Support

The Castle is a National Support School and the head is the NLE. However we know that each school is different and that School to School Support may be better coming from one of our other schools that share contexts. When the Alliance is contacted for S2S support, the first stage is for the NLE to meet with the Head usually but sometimes the Chair of Governors to discuss what is needed and the way forward. The next step is to broker the support amongst Alliance schools depending on the subjects and/or skills and experience needed for the receiving school. Access to all CPD programmes is included in the support, membership of the Alliance and the Head is invited to attend the core group meetings. 

NPQH Middle Leadership Programmes

LSSW is a not-for-profit charitable Trust, formed and governed by leading Teaching Schools to provide leadership training for teachers across the South West of England. The purpose of the Trust is clear: to develop outstanding school leaders who raise standards of achievement. The programmes are designed and led by experienced school leaders for aspiring leaders 

NPQML Level 1 Programme Summary

NPQML Level 2 Programme Summary

NPQML Level 3 Programme Summary


Sometimes the LA will fund this or the DfE. Schools may wish to fund any work themselves and the NLE will discuss this with the Head/ Chair of Governors at the initial meeting.

To request an initial meeting between you and the NLE, click email: SWatson1@castle.somerset.sch.uk