Do you Want to Elevate Your Leadership? Introducing the NEU’s Leadership Horizons Programme

Stepping into the world of educational leadership is like embarking on an epic journey. It’s a journey filled with new challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities to make a lasting impact on your school and community. Whether you’re an aspiring deputy head or a newly appointed headteacher, this career phase can be transformative, exhilarating, and, at times, daunting. That’s where the NEU Leadership Horizons Programme comes in – your compass and guiding light on this exciting voyage.

In collaboration with the NEU, Integrity Coaching is proud to be able to offer a highly subsidised Early Headship Programme. Our focus is on personalisation and understanding the profound emotional and psychological transitions that come with leadership roles.

The NEU Leadership Horizons Programme isn’t just about surviving; it’s about thriving. We want to help you adapt and mould your leadership role effectively, so that you can positively contribute to your school and community.

The best part? There are no coursework or assessments to complete. We understand your time and energy demands, and we’ve designed this programme to provide reflective spaces that will support your personal and professional growth, all without adding to your already heavy workload!

Navigating Personal Transformation

We understand that taking those initial steps into headship is about more than just acquiring a new title; it’s about personal transformation. You’ll be entering a realm where you must navigate unfamiliar terrain, build meaningful relationships, and establish effective structures – all while dedicating your time and energy to your school’s success.

In today’s educational landscape, which has been significantly altered by recent global events, leaders need more than standard leadership resources and courses. You need tailored, personalised support to navigate these changes successfully. This is precisely what the NEU Leadership Horizons Programme offers.

Why Choose the NEU’s Leadership Horizons Programme?

Firstly, this programme is designed for aspiring deputies and newly appointed Headteachers who are in the early stages of their careers. In addition, if you know anything about the work of Integrity Coaching, you’ll know that we believe that how you lead yourself is fundamental to leadership success. Therefore, this programme is for those who want to:

  • Navigate the emotional and psychological transitions into senior leadership.
  • Boost their confidence and conquer feelings associated with ‘Imposter Syndrome.’
  • Stay connected to their passion and purpose despite role-related challenges.
  • Develop strategies to manage stress and achieve a healthier work/life balance.

We understand that every educational leader’s journey is unique, and our programme reflects that understanding. We particularly welcome applications from senior leaders from PRUs/Alternative Provision, as we recognise their specific needs often go unmet by traditional CPD courses.

Programme Overview

Two Leadership Development Sessions, bookending the programme to provide foundational and concluding insights.

  • Being the Leader You Want to Be” on Thursday 22nd February 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
  • “Final Evaluation: Embedding Leadership Lessons for Growth” on Thursday 4th July 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Four Personalized 1:1 Coaching Sessions, offering a confidential space to explore role-related challenges and find meaningful, individualised solutions. Our bespoke coaching focuses on vision, values, beliefs, and behaviours.

Benefits of Joining

By joining the NEU Leadership Horizons Programme, you will gain:

  • Enhanced self-awareness and emotional intelligence to respond to contemporary challenges.
  • Increased confidence and understanding to manage your emotions and those of others effectively.
  • Insights into the personal narratives shaping your leadership journey.
  • A robust knowledge of well-being and strategies to maintain it.

Testimonials from Past Participants

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what participants from the 2022/23 cohort had to say:

“I would describe my coaching as having been transformational.”

“I’m in a much better place. Becoming aware that my experiences aren’t unique has really helped. I now have a lot more confidence in my ability to do my job, my resilience has improved, and I’m managing more the way I want to run the school rather than how I felt I was expected to.”

“Coaching has been amazing and really helped to unpick my doubts and fears.”

Join Us in Elevating Your Leadership!

Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey?

Elevate your leadership with the NEU Leadership Horizons Programme. Take advantage of this opportunity to thrive in early headship and take the first step toward becoming the leader you aspire to be.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to support you on your leadership journey.


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