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The Difference Leaders Programme 2022 Cohort

The DifferenceGreater London, the South East, the North West, and Yorkshire & Humber

The Difference Leaders Programme  2022

Registration for our latest cohort of Difference Leaders opens on Monday 8th November 2021. We will be accepting applications from teachers and senior leaders across Greater London, the South East, the North West, and Yorkshire & Humber.

Register here to receive your unique application link when applications open on Monday 20th December 2021.

Have you got:

• The drive for a challenge

• A commitment to social justice

• The skill to lead

• And the hunger to learn?

Then you could be a Difference Leader in 2022.

The Difference is looking for the country’s most committed, creative, and capable teachers ready to take on a new challenge as a senior leader in a pupil referral unit or alternative provision school.  Could this be you?

The Difference Leaders Programme provides sector-leading professional development, the opportunity for career progression, a network of inclusively minded peers and upskills participants to have an impact on the children who need you most.  An intensive two-year leadership development course is matched with a senior leadership post in a Good+ school for excluded pupils.

Difference Leaders are:

• Driven by the mission to reduce school exclusion and improve life outcomes for the most vulnerable learners

• Optimistic about what children can achieve in the face of significant adversity

• Great teachers with experience of leading the practice of colleagues (in middle or senior leadership)

• Systems-thinkers, who enjoy learning and thinking creatively about how to change school systems, cultures, and practice

Difference Leaders get:

• Senior leadership position in an alternative provision school for two years

• Two years of evidence-led training in improving pupil learning, safeguarding, and wellbeing via residential (social distancing guidelines permitting), away-day training sessions, twilight seminars, and group supervision with a psychologist

• Bespoke leadership development via in-school coaching

• Network of like-minded school leaders across the country, passionate about re-thinking education for the most vulnerable

• Onwards career support for Difference Leaders to return to mainstream as senior leaders of Inclusion

Currently, only 4.3% of excluded children get a pass in English and maths. Half are unemployed straight after school and far too many enter the criminal justice system. Could you be part of changing this story?

Register here for more information and to attend the information evening.

The Difference is committed to fair and diverse recruitment.

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