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Leadership Today - Deputy and Assistant Heads exploring key skills

21 May 2019 @ 09:30 - 15:30
Effective coaching and effective mentoring are vital skills for every Senior Leader to have. The impact well informed coaching can have on team engagement and performance can be dramatic. The right mentoring can create outstanding practitioners. These 3 sessions are designed as a programme for Deputy and Assistant Heads, but they are also available to book onto as standalone sessions too.

You can book all 3 sessions or book each one as a standalone course.

Session 1: Managing your team- Coaching and mentoring

When you become a Deputy one of the key roles, in partnership with your Headteacher, is that of managing your peers. This can be demanding and sometimes demoralising. This course will enable you to look afresh at how to successfully manage conversations, how to move people forward and how to create a shared purpose. Delegates will also learn how to approach difficult conversations and how to manage the sometimes difficult role of creating trust with all members of the school community.

Session 2: Developing a strategic view- Managing Change

Being an effective coach and mentor is a very important skill for a Deputy Head. They are unique tools which can transform an underperforming colleague to a key member of staff and transform a good teacher to an outstanding teacher. Delegates will explore the differences between coaching and mentoring and learn the art of being a ‘slippery mirror’ able to accurately reflect colleagues performance to them whilst remaining professional. Delegates will also learn about UPR and the impact it can have.

Session 3: Monitoring- beyond the obvious!

Data is very important, but it only gives us part of the story about what is happening in a school. During this course delegates will learn about the many other ways of understanding what the key issues in a school are and how to find ‘the real truth’, so you can establish exactly where you are when you start to plan the next steps forward. Delegates will learn how to really listen, to learn what is important and how that informs what they want to do and also, crucially, what they are doing well.

Cost: £100 Alliance Member/ £120 Non-Member per session or book all 3 £290 Alliance Member/ £320 Non-Member

To book a place please email: admin@westhertsteachingschool.org.uk




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Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Members: £100
  • Non members: £120