Monday, September 16, 2019
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Minister congratulates school leaders of the future 12 October 2012

THE Minister for Education and Children will today congratulate school leaders of the future after all 33 who took qualifications passed with flying colours.

Tim Crookall MHK will present primary school teachers who have completed the Department’s primary leadership and management programme with certificates at a ceremony at the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education.

Fifteen teachers completed level 2 of the programme, for staff with at least four years’ classroom experience who want to learn more about leading a subject or an aspect of school life.

Eighteen teachers completed level 3 of the programme, for staff with at least six years’ teaching experience who want to learn more about strategic leadership and management and aspire to roles up to and including deputy headships.

LM2 was run throughout the last academic year and involved four days’ training, assignments and an assessed task, based on work the teachers carried out in their schools. LM3 took participants a year longer and involved eight days’ training as well as assignments and school-based tasks.

Most of the teachers also completed a further 4,000-word (LM2) or 8,000-word (LM3) assignment. This aspect of the course was delivered by the College, will be validated by the University of Chester and will gain participants a Post Graduate Certificate in School Leadership and Management, which is equivalent to a third of a Masters degree.

Simon Jones, the Headteacher of Peel Clothworkers’ Primary School, is in charge of the leadership and management programme. He said:

‘It’s vital to ensure succession planning by training teachers to be effective leaders and managers. The programme is a cost-effective way of ensuring quality training benefits schools and children, being entirely in-house, as the nine tutors are local headteachers and DEC advisers.
‘Teachers and tutors have worked hard again this year, as the 100% pass rate and many individual high marks indicate.’

Minister Crookall said:

‘The Department began the programme in 2005, partly to sustain continuous improvement in schools but also in response to the need to plan for succession in leadership, as it was aware a significant numbers of heads and deputies would retire in the 10 years to follow.
‘The programme has gone from strength to strength. More than half of primary schools’ deputies have completed it and some have moved on to headships. In any organisation, the quality of leadership is key to its success and this programme, which is now validated by the University of Chester, plays a key role in developing high quality leadership in our primary schools.
‘I’d like to congratulate teachers who have worked hard to gain this qualification and headteachers who have given up their time to pass on their experience.’

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Go back, give back! 23 April 2013
The Isle of Man Arts Council and the Department of Education and Children are seeking people working in the creative industries to visit their old secondary school to inspire and encourage others who may aspire to work in the arts or cultural sectors. [More]
Island’s Health-e Directory launch helps public to access self care advice and services 10 April 2013
An online ‘one stop shop’ for all the help, support and advice available to the public about self care and keeping healthy has been launched today by the Department of Health. [More]
Nominations invited for North American Manx Awards 8 April 2013
THE Department of Education and Children is inviting nominations for the 2013 North American Manx Awards. [More]
Building closer links to better help young people 2 April 2013
A TRAINING day will help those working on the front line with young people to make links with other agencies and open up more opportunities for young people to access positive activities. [More]
Launch of Energy Awards 2013 28 March 2013
Local organisations of all sizes are being encouraged to submit entries for the 2013 Energy Awards, which are now open to submissions. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World