Becoming An Outstanding Senior Leader Course

Becoming An Outstanding Senior Leader Course

Using the EEF ‘Explore, Prepare, Deliver, Sustain’ approach to implement institutional change

Course Overview

The programme is designed to reflect the guiding principles of the EEF’s strategic planning implementation model. It will enable aspiring or new senior leaders to lead on implementation of educational strategies and initiatives with reference to EEF’s evidence-based model. This programme, with its strong focus on effective project implementation and management, is a valuable stepping-stone towards embarking on a longer term, accredited senior leadership qualification.

The programme is designed and facilitated by Karen Jones, experienced teacher, NPQ facilitator and leadership trainer based in West Yorkshire.

Course Aims

Participants will develop key project implementation skills necessary for outstanding senior leadership. The programme will address:

  • The foundations for effective implementation
  • Using evidence to identify key priorities
  • Action planning and communication
  • Developing staff
  • Faithful adoption – intelligent adaption
  • Flexible leadership approaches
  • Acknowledging and rewarding effective implementation practices
  • Evaluation and establishment of further implementation cycles


Course Guide

Please download the attached Course Guide for further information HERE


The 2019 intensive programme takes place at New College Pontefract over 4 days (9.00am to 4:00pm) with intersessional tasks.

Session One: Explore               15 January 2019

How do we identify what needs changing? How do you personally respond to change? How do others respond to change? How do you communicate change to stakeholders?

Session Two: Prepare             29 January 2019

How do you communicate plans effectively? What are the barriers to success? How do you bring people with you? Can you change behaviour? How do you manage resistance?

Session Three: Deliver            5 March 2019

How do you know if it’s working? What do you do if it isn’t? How do you flex your style?

Session Four: Sustain              19 March 2019

How do you make sure you’re making a long-term difference? Do you walk the talk? Are you keeping your T and L focus?


The cost per delegate is £400.00.


To book your place, please complete the CPD Registration Form HERE.

Alternatively, email for more information.