ISA Certificate for Advanced School Leadership

ISA understands that proactive professional development is an essential element for School Leaders to stay up to date, maintain best practice and keep a competitive edge for future career prospects.

The ISA Certificate in Advanced School Leadership recognises excellence in senior leadership and celebrates a continuing commitment to drive personal improvement. It is open to those leaders (both members and non-members) who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in school leadership.

Those who achieve the award will receive framed certification from the association, and the acknowledgement of their peers through recognition in the ISA newsletter, social media and on the ISA website.

This certificate will add value to your credentials, as a demonstration of your advanced leadership skills and continuing development.

How it’s achieved

The certificate is bespoke and can be achieved by collecting credits in different ways. You must collect 25 credits in total to receive the award, through the activities below:

  • Attendance at ISA Senior Leadership Pathway [SLP] courses (4 credits per course)
  • Attendance at selected ISA conferences (4-6 credits per conference)
  • Practical work outside of your normal role, such as relevant experience in governance, over two years in a state or private school (6 credits)

Participants are given two years from their first activity to achieve the award, and should maintain a record of the total credits received through each activity. Once you have reached 25 credits please send your SLP Course Certificates, along with evidence of any practical work you may have completed, to the Professional Development Team in order to claim the ISA Certificate in Advanced School Leadership.