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Leadership Programme 2019-20: Professional development and sharing best practice

This series of twilight CPD sessions, combined with brief pre-reading and gap tasks, provides an excellent opportunity for those new to senior leadership, as well as those with a few years of experience, to reflect on and develop their leadership knowledge and skills. This session would be suitable for subject leaders, phase leaders, lead teachers and assistant heads. Delegates will come together with other senior leaders from local schools in a supportive environment, able to reflect on their own experiences and practice.
The sessions take place after school, with short pre-reading or pre-viewing tasks. There will be one twilight session each half term of the year.

Session 1: Leadership and management

  • Introductions to the group.
  • What is the difference?
  • Theory of different leadership styles.
  • What is your leadership philosophy?
  • Emotional intelligence as a leadership skill.

Session 2: Developing staff: effective feedback.

  • What is effective feedback?
  • Using the coaching model.
  • Conducting difficult conversations.
  • Feeding back to parents and carers.

Session 3: Supporting underperforming staff

  • Models of motivation.
  • How to develop underperforming staff.
  • What happens if staff do not improve?

Session 4: Whole school change

  • Introducing new ideas.
  • Feeding into whole school targets.
  • Having a lasting impact.

Session 5: Accountability

  • Working with Governors
  • Preparing for Ofsted

Session 6: Evaluating Impact

  • What have you achieved this year?
  • Has your leadership style developed or changed?
  • What have you learnt from leading in your area?
  • Sharing experiences.

1: Leadership and Management | Thursday 10th October | 2:15pm – 4:45pm
2: Developing staff: effective feedback | Thursday 28th November 2019 | 4:15pm – 5:45pm
3: Supporting underperformance. | Thursday 16th January 2020 | 4:15pm – 5:45pm
4. Whole school change | Thursday 12th March 2020 | 4:15pm – 5:45pm
5: Accountability: Ofsted | Thursday 7th May 2020 | 4:15pm – 5:45pm
6: Evaluating Impact | Thursday 18th June 2020 | 4:15pm – 5:45pm

All sessions will be held in the Fox Professional Development Centre.

Cost: £225 to attend the full programme.

Testimonials from previous attendees:

“I found the Leadership Programme hugely helpful. As someone who is very new to their leadership role within a school, it really made me reflect on the leadership style that most reflects my personal values as well as how I can most effectively use my role to support others in school. It was also great to share experiences with other leaders of different schools.”

  • 1. Leadership & Management
    10th October 2019
    2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  • 2. Developing Staff: Effective Feedback
    28th November 2019
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • 3. Supporting Underperformance
    16th January 2020
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • 4. Whole school change
    12th March 2020
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • 5. Accountability: Ofsted
    7th May 2020
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • 6. Evaluating Impact
    18th June 2020
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Please email to register for 2024/25 programme