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Session 1. The importance of Leadership Total Leadership.
Systems Leadership. Leadership versus Management. The three P’s. Reconciling Leadership, Management & Administration.
Session 2. Leadership Styles – Theory & Practice
7 Claims about successful leadership. 6 Styles of leadership. My leadership style. The emotionally intelligent leader. Leadership vision & Values. The self-reflective leader
Session 3. Effective Communication Scope, scale & standards of communication.
Quality assurance. Holding difficult conversations and handling challenging behaviours. Dealing with conflict
Critical Conversations Informal & Formal processes. Evidence. Absence management, Occ Health reports. Practical scenarios.
Session 5. Policies & Procedures Policies, procedures, practice.
What’s the difference & whose responsibility are they? What happens when they go wrong? What do Ofsted look for? ‘Fix & Find’ or ‘predict & prevent’? Charlie Taylor’s report.
Session 6. Managing Resources What are resources?
Three E’s model. Deployment, Optimum use, Impact, Stewardship, Benchmarking, Capitation review, SBM – Financial regulations.
Strategies to secure improvement What is strategic planning? Prioritising. Embedding a ‘culture’ or ‘ethos’. Planning ‘tools’. Improvement plans, ‘Project’ plans. Risk analysis. Coaching for development.
Session 8. Ofsted Understanding the Framework.
What to expect as a middle leader. Thematic inspections. 1:1 interviews, Evidence at hand.
One to One Mentoring / Coaching as required:
• 1:1 ‘Mock ofsted’ interview / accountability
• GROW model of coaching
• Address poor performance
• Leading a high performing team as a middle leader
• Stress management / leading ethically
• Running effective meetings
• Managing upwards
• Team performance barometer
• SWOT Team analysis
• Personality Profiling
The purpose of each unit is to focus on a particular area of teaching and learning pedagogy that is at the heart of progress and attainment. Each unit will bring teachers together to discuss their craft by sharing strategies and examples. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss research around teaching and learning and explore a variety of practical approaches and shape these to their own context. Most importantly, all participants will have the opportunity to share their learning and influence practice back in their own schools. The Crafting Teaching and Learning sessions act as a stimulus for academies or teams of teachers who are looking to develop teaching and learning policy and practice in their own contexts. Each event is designed with academy leaders to create a bespoke session that fits into an academy’s directed professional development time.
Venue will be either South Yorkshire or Cambridge, decided by the location of the majority of participants.