NAAPs Teacher Support

Supporting London Students throughout the UK

About Us

The programme was initially developed and trialled with headteachers (in partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers) and senior managers from primary and secondary schools in Middlesbrough. Early in 2003 the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) took on the management of the programme. NAHT is now rolling out the programme nationally. Fifteen facilitators are working with a total of 150 schools over the duration of the project. Feedback from schools to date is very positive. Our teacher jobs are all backed up by the NUT and NASUWT.

Recruitment for Cohorts 3 and 4 (to start in September 2004 and January 2005) is proceeding well. Seventy expressions of serious interest were received within five days of opening the register. The programme has attracted significant interest from schools across all phases all of whom are eager to join the project.

The project enables trained facilitators to work with the leadership teams of participating schools in a way which supports the improvement of whole school teamwork and the quality of professional relationships as a means of improving learning and leading learning. The project is about getting the best out of people through improved interpersonal leadership.

The programme’s key objectives are:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of interpersonal leadership and interpersonal intelligence
  • To increase self awareness in relation to current leadership strengths and to recognise areas for development
  • To relate the outcomes of the above to shared leadership within the school
  • To develop and implement the behaviours that will improve interpersonal relationships and teams performance