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Future Leaders

Our trainees have the opportunity to take full advantage of a fast-track leadership training programme during their first two years of teaching.

A key competency in educational leadership is to model excellence in teaching and learning. Our teacher training programme will give you the best possible springboard into this. 

Click on a photo below to read a past trainee's story:

         Elizabeth                          Emily                               Tom                           Sabrina                           Rebecca


            Alice                               Heidi                            Stephen                         Emma                            Lauren      




SSF SCITT has an outstanding track-record in recruitment and retention of the region's finest primary teachers. Many have since progressed rapidly into leadership positions. To meet some of our past trainees who are now in school leadership, please click on their photographs above.

Opportunities for progression in primary education are plentiful. They can include leading a subject specialism, a year team or phase, SENDCO, Teaching and Learning lead, pastoral care, assistant/deputy headship and eventually leading school or group of schools.

Trainees that exceed the baseline expectation by the end of the training year have the opportunity to access our fast-track leadership programme beginning with Developing Middle Leaders. 

Key features of our leadership programme:

  • Training relevant to each school context - you will lead a school development project enabling you to put training into immediate practice
  • Delivered by outstanding senior leaders
  • School-based coach
  • Professional and reflective approach
  • Practical and interactive session

Our core themes include:

  • Leading learning and teaching
  • Leading and managing others
  • The emotionally intelligent leader
  • Holding others to account
  • Visions and values
  • Leadership styles and how/when to flex
  • Leading teams
  • Leading change

As your career develops you may also decide to take advantage of our aspiring senior leadership programme.


Aims and objectives:

  • To raise participants’ level of confidence and competence in their current role
  • To raise participants’ confidence in preparation for a future whole-school role and the wider perspective this brings
  • To raise understanding of effective leadership 

Sessions include:

  • Values, Vision and Motivation
  • Change and Emotional Intelligence
  • Holding others to account – Impact on performance
  • My personal effectiveness – Holding myself to account
  • Communication and influence