The Outstanding Leadership in Education (OLE) fulfils the need within our partnership schools to develop middle and senior leaders.

It allows us to have a common language amongst our leaders and which greatly impacts our ability to understand and develop a vision across all of our partner schools. It ensures that a coherent approach is available, not only to the partnership as a whole, but also in securing the separate identities of all of our schools within our partnership.

Over the last few years we have developed a strong reputation for our teaching and learning, and coaching development, and saw this as the logical step to enhance our leadership provision. Adopting the OLE has allowed us to fulfil all elements of the ‘TLC’ model and give all of the staff within our partnership the opportunity to grow in all areas of the model to develop them as all-round outstanding practitioners. We feel that this will help us to achieve our ultimate aim of every child in every one of our schools receiving an outstanding education.

The Outstanding Leadership in Education Programme is activity based and interactive with theory interjected through the analysis of a variety of leadership models and the completion of a Personal Action Plan. There will be the opportunity for delegates to have access to an external professional educational coach, to move their leadership forward.

The Senior Outstanding Leadership in Education® is a bespoke coaching based programme written by the author of the nationally acclaimed suite of programmes that make up the OLEVI Teaching & Learning Syllabus. With strong leadership an essential part in the success of organisations, schools and colleges driving forward the quality of Teaching and Learning, SOLE gives delegates the opportunity to explore their own leadership style and build upon their generic skills towards effective leadership.

This programme was developed and piloted in 2007 and has become a very successful tool for many schools at many different levels of leadership: Senior Leadership, Middle Leadership and New Leaders in Role. Many schools have embedded the principles in the student/pupil body when developing young leaders. The programme is a key part of the OLEVI portfolio of school-to-school support, which is helping to increase capacity and drive up standards in all schools. Among many benefits, this programme helps schools to work more effectively as a whole school team and improve collaboration with other schools and organisations.