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Code: AAT/19/58 High Impact Middle Leaders Programme (Secondary) SY

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

Session 4.
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.

Session 7.
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
• Belbin
• Personality Profiling

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2019 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Central Map
2 23 October 2019 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
3 14 November 2019 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
4 08 January 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
5 25 March 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
6 22 April 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Venue TBC Map
7 24 June 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
8 16 July 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/166 Secondary MFL HoDs Network CPD (South Yorkshire)

All HoDs must attend both sessions

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
2 22 January 2020 11:00 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/82 Aspiring Senior Leadership Development

This intensive leadership programme is comprised of three core elements. Element 1 involves
a full day workshop and taught sessions (see outline below). Element 2 is a School-based experience.
This is intended to provide experience of genuine leadership issues. Element 3 is Coaching which
is a central component of leadership learning and development. Coaching will be provided in the
participant’s own school, as part of the placement and through peer support, for example, supporting
each other through peer coaching, sharing ideas and resources for the leadership placement.
There will be five workshops held at regular intervals across the academic year. Each workshop will
include:

  • Sharing progress, issues and successes
  • Focusing on a specific issue in effective leadership
  • Time for peer coaching sessions
  • Case studies from outstanding leaders
  • Facilitating networks and learning visits
  • Clinical review and analysis of school issues
  • Reflection and learning review

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
2 22 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
3 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
4 28 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
5 29 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/205 High Impact Middle Leaders Programme (Primary)

Session 1. Action Planning for Impact 

Introducing the course
Understanding the monitoring cycle
What makes an effective action plan
Assigning a mentor

Session 2. Triangulating for Impact
Review of action plans
Role of triangulation
Role of Primary data - Lisa Thompson

Session 3. Communicating for Impact
Articulating and delivering change
Delivering CPD
Challenging Coversations

Session 4. Analysing for Impact

Data over time - Lisa Thompson
Assessing your effectiveness so far

Session 5. Montioring and Evaluating for Impact

Different ways to monitor
Work scrutiny
Trinagulation in action
Evaluating the impact of your leadership
Planning next steps for your leadership development



Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Astrea Central Map
2 12 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map
3 20 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map
4 26 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/157 Aster Aspirant Principals Programme

  • Sharing progress, issues and successes
  • Focusing on a specific issue in effective leadership
  • Time for peer coaching sessions
  • Case studies from outstanding leaders
  • Facilitating networks and learning visits
  • Clinical review and analysis of school issues
  • Reflection and learning review

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 October 2019 10:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
2 19 November 2019 10:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
3 04 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
4 24 March 2020 10:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
5 06 May 2020 10:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
6 16 June 2020 10:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/109 Principals' Strategy Days

Principal strategy days are run throughout the year with the aim of sharing strategy and good practice, celebrating successes, focusing on specific issues and peer coaching and networking.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map
2 28 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Venue TBC Map
3 19 May 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Venue TBC Map

Code: AAT/19/80 New Starter Induction SY Jan 2020

Any member of new staff that may not oridinarily get to hear about the overall Astrea Strategy. The event will focus on Astrea internal systems and processes.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 January 2020 10:00 - 13:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/20/8 New Starter Induction Cambridgeshire Jan 2020

Any member of new staff that may not oridinarily get to hear about the overall Astrea Strategy. The event will focus on Astrea internal systems and processes.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 January 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Astrea Cottenham Map

Code: AAT/20/9 Vice Principal and Assistant Principal Strategy Day

The Vice Principal and Assistant Principal strategy day is a chance to focus on specific issues as well as a chance for sharing good practice and celebrating success.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 March 2020 09:30 - 16:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/20/3 New Starter Induction Cambs April 2020

Any member of new staff that may not oridinarily get to hear about the overall Astrea Strategy. The event will focus on Astrea internal systems and processes.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 April 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Cambridgeshire Map