Weatherhead High School became a Leadership Partner School in 2009 and has become a Centre of Excellence for Leadership, recognised by the National College.
The programmes and structures we have developed have been shared at National Conferences, including the Leadership Partner School National Conference (January 2010) & NCSL conference Seizing Success (June 2010).
''This is a school that clearly thrives on making the most of people's talents, providing them with the opportunity, to practise and develop leadership be they senior leaders, governors, teachers or students." Steve Munby (The National College) LDR Review
Leadership is a means to an end. Leaders must be passionately, creatively, obsessively and steadfastly committed to enhancing ‘‘deep’’ learning for students-learning for understanding, learning for life, learning for a knowledge society. Dean Fink
Current Leadership Events and Training 2012-13
- Making the Grade - Achieving 'Outstanding' Status - 26 April 2013 - In December 2012, Weatherhead High School was inspected by Ofsted under the new framework and was graded as Outstanding in all areas. With schools now facing increasing pressure to meet Ofsted's exacting new standards and with enquiries growing as to how we achieved this successful outcome, Weatherhead held a one day conference that aimed to address the key issues.
Weatherhead Leadership Programme
- Leadership Review (September 2012 - 2013)
- Leadership Review (January 2011 - July 2012)
- Leadership Review (January 2009 - 2010)
Creating a Leadership Legacy and Nurturing Talent
The new museum Liverpool: Monday 4 February 2013
In conjunction with The Heath School, staff and students from Weatherhead organised and delivered workshops for Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Governors at the “Leadership Legacy” conference at the Liverpool Museum. Delegates were introduced to the Sixth Form Student Leadership Team, Year 12 Artists in Residence and Year 12 Museum Tour Guides who discussed the leadership opportunities that have been made available to them during their time at Weatherhead.
One of our school governors Carol Rogers, Executive Director of Education, Communities and Visitors for National Museums Liverpool gave an inspirational opening address about the many cultural opportunities available for students and she was followed by the key note speaker Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, Chair of UK Sports and Youth Sports Trust. Sue Campbell trained as a physical education teacher, taught in Manchester and lectured at Leicester and Loughborough universities.
During this time, Sue represented her country as a player, a coach and a team manager. She then went on to spend four years as a regional officer with the Sports Council (now Sport England) before moving to the National Coaching Foundation (NCF). Following 11 years as the chief executive of the NCF, she became chief executive of the Youth Sport Trust. In February 2005, Sue became chair of that organisation. Among many honours, Sue has received nine honorary doctorates and, in June 2003, she was awarded a Commander of the British Empire for her services to sport. From January 2000-06, Sue was a non-political adviser to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on physical education and sport. In April 2005, Sue was appointed as chair for UK Sport, the organisation responsible for world-class success in the UK, following 18 months as the reform chair.