High Performing Leaders (HPL)

Transformational change begins with individual change.

High Performing Leaders (HPL) is a service designed to support principals, senior and middle school leaders to understand their strengths and how these can be leveraged in existing or future roles. 

How does High Performing Leaders work? 

HPL is a process of reflection, introspection and then connection. The Springboard team – along with our volunteers – provide a principal, senior or middle leader with coaching and guidance to help them decipher their strengths, areas for development and where they should focus their efforts. 

This is supported by a comprehensive 360 degree feedback process involving up to 15 people the leader works or engages with.  

Fully confidential, HPL provides a safe and supportive environment for all the feedback you need to thrive.  

You will work through HPL in five one-on-one sessions alongside an expert volunteer coach, who will support you to unpack the feedback, set a goal and work on a plan to achieve your goal. 

What do principals get out of High Performing Leaders?

Springboard Trust’s leadership framework is a tried and tested model for not just strong school leadership, but the flow-on impacts of that leadership to the rest of the school and wider community. It correlates with the Education Council’s Leadership Framework, as well as the Mental Health Foundation’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing model.  

Through 360 feedback and coaching in HPL, principals will: 

  • Foster trust, safety, creativity and exploratory thinking in themselves and their team.  

  • Develop strengths-based leadership with clear, practical next steps.  

  • Get unique insight into their own leadership style.  

  • Create positive leadership practices that impact the whole school and community.  

  • Understand and apply the GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Way Forward) coaching framework.  

Finally, High Performing Leaders gives you the starting point for developing your own skills and bringing the rest of your leadership team on this journey with you.  

Who can take on High Performing Leaders?

The HPL programme is open to all Springboard Trust alumni principals (those who have completed the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme), their senior leaders and middle leaders. 

This service runs over one school term and requires committed input from up to 15 key people, including coaches, leadership team members, direct reports and peers.

To find out more about High Performing Leaders or to register your interest, contact your Programme Manager or head over to our contact page

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