National Experienced Headteachers Development Programme

This programme is a new professional learning opportunity for experienced headteachers and has been created to enable headteachers to reflect on their current performance and determine their next steps in ensuring effective leadership.

The programme will provide each participant with personally tailored challenges and support; time to discuss ideas, theories and leadership tools; and the opportunity to benefit from, and to help others successfully fill the role.

It is a national programme, endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership, co-ordinated by regional consortia.

The key contact details for the delivery of this programme in your area are shown below:



Sue Prosser


Rachel Cowell


Bryn Jones
Ann Grenet
Ceri Kenrick


Rob Phillips


Sarah Perdue
Dafydd Davies


This programme is for experienced headteachers who wish to further develop their existing practice.


The programme promotes highly effective leadership through self-evaluation and reflection, exploring the relationships between leadership, successful schools and the wider community.

Participants will:

  • Reflect on their own leadership style and how their leadership impacts on others
  • Reflect on a range of leadership styles
  • Understand the theory of change and how this effects their leadership on the transformational reform journey
  • Collaborate with others to lead their schools effectively and to impact positively on leadership across Wales
  • Embed a culture and practice of appropriate innovation across and beyond their school


There will be two, two-day residentials during the summer term

  • 10 – 11 May
  • 12 – 13 June

These will take place at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

Prior to attending the residentials, delegates will be expected to undertake a 360-degree appraisal questionnaire which you will need to complete and which 5 colleagues at least will need to complete as well. This will need to be completed in March and you will be debriefed in April.

The residentials will be facilitated by Eliesha training.

There is NO cost attached to this programme.


Places are limited on this cohort.

If you would like to discuss further, please contact your regional co-ordinator.