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Leadership Programme (Six sessions)

Online [Via Zoom] | Thursday 15th October 2020

** Important note ** If you book fewer than 7 days in advance of this course OR you do not receive the pre-course information a week in advance, please email to ensure you can access the pre-course material.

Please email to register for 2024/25 programme

Course Details

This series of twilight CPD sessions are combined with brief but interesting pre-tasks from a range of sources ensuring leaders are inspired to think a little differently about how best to develop their own leadership style and skills. The course 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. The sessions are based on up to date research and books on leadership and 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-listening 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.
  • 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.”