Decision details

Doncaster Educational Leadership Programme D

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Children, Young People and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Education & Skills Strategy 2030 identified as a priority - Accelerating Achievement, one of the challenges to accelerating achievement was ‘A low percentage of schools rated either Good or Outstanding, and difficulties in recruiting and retaining teachers’. The strategy identified its aim in overcoming this would be
to ‘Nurture an outstanding Educational Workforce’
The need for CPD style support and assistance was recognised and the project put in place as a means of achieving this.


To allocate a budget of £33,600 from the Education & Skills 2030 budget to (PIC project number 00113) Doncaster Educational Leadership Programme.

Alternative options considered:

Alternative Choices Do Nothing – This would fail to address the identified need of engaging with new and aspiring head teachers
Leadership & Development Project – work with highly regarding educational professionals to develop a Doncaster centric programme taking account of the specific problems faced by Doncaster ‘s Teachers and schools.
Engage an Outsider Provider - high cost non Doncaster specific course, we will not own the content and will have to pay for updates and perhaps licence fees.

Publication date: 11/04/2024

Date of decision: 12/03/2024

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