Middle Leaders

Gumley House School


Middle Leaders

Support, guidance and training is provided for all teaching staff who take subject and middle management responsibilities in the form of our Emerging Middle Leaders’ Development Programme.

This comprehensive and bespoke programme is led by the Senior Leadership team and consists of two strands.

The Core FCJ Curriculum Leadership Development Programme helps middle leaders to:

  • Understand what it means to be leader in a FCJ school and specifically at Gumley
  • Develop their vision of excellence
  • Strengthen their resilience, gain inspiration and keep the passion for their role and subject alive
  • Develop relationships and trust in their team.

The Elective Middle Leader Development Programme is designed to support emerging and middle leaders in understanding and mastering the tasks and skills related to their role, including:

  • Leadership and coaching skills
  • Managing stress and workload
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Ensuring school policies are consistently followed
  • Developing strategies to ensure all students are making progress
  • Department improvement plans
  • Understanding data
  • Planning for teaching and assessing BTEC subjects
  • BTEC policies.

The role of middle leaders has been consolidated; even those new to the role are confident about the school’s priorities and their responsibilities as leaders.


Middle Leaders also have access to the following:

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

Current or aspiring middle leaders work towards enhancing the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to lead high-performing teams and improve classroom practice.

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

Current or aspiring senior leaders can develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in leading change across their setting; and gain a DfE-recognised qualification in senior leadership.

Catholic School Leadership Masters (MA) Programme

A highly regarded postgraduate degree that aims to promote a vision that sees the maintenance of a balance between school improvement and Catholic distinctiveness as a feature of the mission of the school.