Senior Leadership Development Programme

The work of Trust senior leaders is vital to the success in delivering the desired outcomes for our young people. It is vital therefore, that our senior leaders are equipped with suitable experience, skills and attributes, and that they receive excellent training. Our Trust accredited Senior Leader Development Programme (SLDP) is designed to offer aspiring or new-to-role Assistant Headteachers the opportunity for high quality, personalised development.


The programme will last one year (commencing each September) and will replace the current Associate SLT role. The SLDP programme will become the formal continuous professional development programme across Maiden Erlegh Trust schools.
In applying for a place on the SLDP course, participants will attend SLT meetings, shadow various key aspects of the role e.g. having difficult conversations with a parent, and carry out a formal whole school improvement action research project. Participants will also have other exposure to leadership opportunities as agreed with their mentor.