The purpose of endorsement is to ensure that the most effective leadership development provision currently on offer can be recognised. The aim of endorsement is to ensure equity of access to high quality leadership development provision across Wales.
We encourage all providers who develop and deliver leadership development opportunities to bring their provision forward for endorsement. The endorsement process ensures that the provision meets the ambition of Our National Mission and supports its four enabling objectives through:
Our current call for endorsement is now open for leadership development provision submissions for all education sectors and at any career stage. The closing dates for 2021-22 are either Friday 1 October 2021 or Friday 18 February 2022. Application guidance for providers and the application form are available to download above and include full details of how to apply.
Support is available by contacting the Leadership Academy by email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two stages to endorsement – submitting an application form to be reviewed by a stage 1 panel, which if successful will lead to an invitation to present to a stage 2 panel. Full details of each stage are provided in the guidance booklet.
Endorsement panels consist of a minimum of three members drawn from Leadership Academy Staff, Associates and Stakeholders.
No. There will be no charge to providers to cover the administration of endorsement, but the Leadership Academy will keep this under review and reserves the right to levy a small administration charge for organisations that are not public sector or charitable.
Endorsement will be for 5 years and will need reviewing after this time. However, the Leadership Academy reserves the right to temporarily pause or rescind endorsement as a result of the quality assurance monitoring process.
No. Endorsement is for programmes / provision only.
The Leadership Academy conducts quality assurance monitoring on all the endorsed provisions to ensure consistency of standards within the process. Providers can expect the endorsed provision to be quality assured on a regular basis following a completed cycle of delivery and will be asked to produce a quality and impact report.
The Leadership Academy has entered into a collaborative partnership with Education Scotland and the Centre for School Leadership in Ireland. This will involve a supportive, reciprocal arrangement of peer review focused on identifying strengths and areas for improvement in each of the three countries.
No. Providers cannot appeal a decision by the panel, but they are able to resubmit the application based on any recommendations made.