Trust Leaders: Executive Programme Cohort 3

This Cohort is now FULL. Please email to be added to an interest list and we will email you with dates for the next Cohort as soon as they are confirmed.

This one-year programme from ASCL offers aspiring and current CEOs leading groups of schools and/or colleges an exceptional professional development opportunity.

Designed by current and previous trust CEOs, ASCL Specialists, experts from Nottingham University's education and business schools and executive leaders from across business and other sectors, the ASCL Trust Leaders: Executive Programme provides participants with a matchless opportunity to hone their leadership through shared practice and expert insight.

This programme is highly practical and will focus on interrogating what works in different contexts. There are no assessments.

Colleagues leading groups of schools and/or colleges will have the opportunity to explore their role as part of the infrastructure of the education system and help them lead even more successfully. Delegates can also expand their network and create collaboration opportunities with other, like-minded trust leaders.

Themes and topics
The programme comprises ten modules:
  • Leading a sustainable and ethical trust culture
  • Working with governors and trustees
  • Leading resource deployment
  • Leading teaching, curriculum, and assessment across a trust
  • Leading people
  • Leading a cross-trust digital strategy
  • Leading additional and special educational needs and disabilities across a trust
  • Leading change, growth and mergers
  • Leading a culture of excellent pastoral care and behaviour
  • Communication and reputation management
Top five reasons to participate
  • Designed by current and previous trust CEOs with a practical focus on the key topics for the CEO role.
  • No commitment to assessments during or at the end of the programme.
  • Access to expert input from ASCL Specialists, policy makers and serving trust leaders.
  • Excellent networking opportunities to foster shared practice and collaborative working into the future.
  • Additional input from senior leaders in business and the public sector as well as Ofsted, the ESFA, DfE and more.

Places for this programme are limited.

ASCL members can secure their place on the whole programme for the discounted price of £2,950 plus VAT.
Non-member rate is £3,150 plus VAT.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in optional additional activities including one-to-one executive coaching, and sessions at ASCL Annual Conference. These optional activities will incur an additional cost.

The programme runs for 12 months.

The programme includes a two-day residential event.

There will be seven further one-day events throughout the year.

There will also be access to online and offline networking opportunities throughout the programme and beyond.

The programme does not require completion of any assessments. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from ASCL Professional Development.

This programme has been designed by trust leaders, for trust leaders.

It is suitable for colleagues currently in a CEO role, leading a group of schools and/or colleges.

It may also be suitable for experienced colleagues working in other senior roles within a trust who are considering progressing to a CEO role in the future. Please contact us to discuss your role and future plans.