Friday, 24 February 2017

Equality & Diversity Leadership Launch

We were delighted to see 18 participants at the launch of our Equality & Diversity Leadership programme. Over the next five months the participants will explore their leadership styles and preferences and having time to reflect with a school based mentor. 

We will share insights from the programme as it progresses and use it as a way of identifying further CPD to support progress.

What are the core objectives:
  • To ensure that teachers from the identified gender and BME groups feel more confident about their leadership potential
  • To support teachers in thinking about their career progression 
  • To improve the succession planning for leadership in schools

Why is there an Equality & Diversity focus?

This funding - to be used through Teaching Schools - reinforces the government’s commitment to increasing the diversity of school leadership, raising aspirations and the chances of successful promotion among people with leadership potential.

Insights Leadership Survey

Participants in the Equality & Diversity programme - faciliitated by The Best Practice Network & Jill McMillan Consultancy - recieved their Insights Leadership Styles survey results this week.

This initial survey is crafted from Insights Discovery. To begin with the participants took an online evaluation - which lasts approximately 20 minutes. Each individual then received a unique Insights Discovery Personal Profile which highlighted their own strengths and weaknesses, communication styles, approach to problems and value to the team.

The profile also outlined that person's unique "colour mix" - Sunshine Yellow, Cool Blue, Earth Green and Fiery Red.

Everyone has a different combination of these traits or colours, and when an individual understands this combination, and why they think and act in the way they do, they can start to work more harmoniously and effectively with others. 

No one is a single colour - we are all of them

The findings unearthed during the profiling process will then be explored in greater depth as part of a dedicated workshop for you and your colleagues. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Our vision is to ensure that no child’s future is limited by their socio-economic background, that pupils within our Alliance will be reading confidently by the age of 6 and that we will work to improve outcomes for all children in the Alliance by collaborating with other institutions and communities.