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Evaluation of the National College’s Leadership Curriculum

The aim of the Leadership Curriculum is to raise the standards of teaching by improving the leadership development of school leaders, children centre leaders and chairs of governors. CFE and two academic partners were commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the National College’s Leadership Curriculum. The aim of this evaluation is to assess the reach, coverage and engagement with the National College’s new leadership curriculum (Levels 1, 2 and 3) and to examine leaders’ satisfaction with the curriculum, the impact this has on leaders’ career progression and skills, the wider impact on schools and the views of licensees and line managers. This is a three-year longitudinal evaluation underpinned by an evaluation framework and indicator bank. The evaluation involves tracking leaders through CATI surveys to explore the impact on their skills and wider developments; online surveys; depth interviews with participants, line managers and licensees; analysis of participant’s final assessments; and data analysis of monitoring data.

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Key project contact

Sarah Leonardi

Sarah joined CFE in 2007. Prior to this, she worked for Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International (PRCI) Ltd.

With particular expertise in the design, delivery and analysis of surveys including online, computer-assisted and postal approaches, she has also considerable practical experience of mixed-method evaluation methods including qualitative methods and secondary data approaches, and works across the education, wellbeing and economy strands of CFE.