Upon is a new leaders programme, designed to grow the UK’s talent pool of future Directors of Children’s Services, and also help recently appointed Directors thrive in their new roles. Supported by the Department for Education, it’s co-created and delivered by a trusted consortium of expert partners; The Staff College, Institute of Public Care, Skills for Care and GatenbySanderson.
Now into its third year, this innovative leadership programme was launched in response to the DfE identifying significant challenges in attracting and retaining talented leaders in DCS roles. It is vital that new leaders are identified and developed, and upon supports this by inspiring ambitious and courageous future leaders to step up and move into DCS roles, staying in post for longer to achieve even more positive transformation.
If you are interested in applying for the upon programme and would like to know more information about what’s involved and how to apply, please drop into one of our online webfairs on either Thursday 3 February, 10.00 – 11.00 or Thursday 24 February, 10.00 – 11.00.
The webfairs are a great opportunity to hear more details about the programme from those that have helped to develop and deliver the programme over the past few years, there will also be plenty of opportunities for you to ask any questions you might have. We will also provide hints and tips on what to prepare as part of the application process and what to think about in advance.