17 December 2018
Leadership Lite aims to reduce teacher workload by eliminating unnecessary practices commonplace in school, such as over-complicated marking policies. This programme has been developed by school leaders at Carmel Education Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School in the North East. It is a broad, whole-school leadership and culture change programme which takes place over 2 years.
Science teachers, the Head of Science, senior leaders in the school and governors each have access to 3 different training sessions. Additional support also provided for teaching assistants supporting science. Training focuses on a broad range of strategies in four strands: leadership of change, quality assurance of teachers (including observation), marking/assessment, planning and classroom practice. Example strategies include replacing most formal observations with alternative strategies. Training is delivered by experienced staff, such as Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) through a mix of face-to-face sessions and online materials/tasks.