Effective Leadership

We all know that a school is only as good as its leaders and that poor or weak leaders, no matter how well intentioned, can bring a school down. Our leadership courses are for teachers in leadership posts, or aspiring to the role, who wish to be better, more positive leaders. We receive extremely positive feedback for these courses because our trainers have extensive experience of the unique nature of leadership in schools. We are also happy to explore and answer the difficult issues, giving honest answers to tricky questions. Leaders leave these courses calmer, focused and with an understanding of what their leadership style is and how to adapt their style to different situations to get the best results for everyone.

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING SUBJECT LEADER

Do you want rigorous and effective systems of monitoring and evaluation? Do you want proven strategies for maintaining long-term progress in your department? Do you want real world answers to the everyday questions that all subject leaders face? Leading a subject area effectively is one of the most important elements in securing high quality teaching and learning in all schools. By focusing on your role as a leader of learning, this course wil...

Lead, manage and inspire your colleagues to achieve outstanding levels of performance 10th consecutive year for this globally recognised course

ASPIRING SENIOR LEADERSHIP IN A 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL

Are you feeling ready to be promoted onto the Senior Leadership Team? Would you like to see how to combine your skills and abilities to be a successful member of the SLT? Would you like to be part of a growing number of teachers that partly attribute their promotion to attendance on this course?  This course is designed to meet the needs of those teachers aspiring to be a senior leader. Delegates will examine the key ways of inspiring oth...

Proven Leadership strategies for aspiring senior leaders and those just in post

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MIDDLE MANAGER IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Are you or are you about to be a Middle Manager/Leader in your school?  Head of Department/Pastoral leader? Do you find it difficult to serve the needs and demands of your pupils and your colleagues as well as maintaining your own sanity? Did you have any specific management training before taking up your current role?...

The essential tools and strategies for excelling as a middle manager and leader

SENIOR LEADERSHIP IN A 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL

This course is designed to meet the needs of both those aspiring to be a senior leader and those already in a senior position. Delegates will examine the key ways of inspiring other teachers to become better than they thought they could be. We will discuss difficult and complex issues and provide solutions to ensure delegates make the most effective decisions.Teachers will consider the principles of developing a self-evaluating school and will ex...

Proven leadership strategies for aspiring and existing senior leaders

PRIMING THE ENGINE: EFFECTIVE SUBJECT LEADERSHIP (TWO DAY COURSE)

As an award nominated author (Best Secondary Resource at BESA Awards) for 'The Subject Leader' - Steve is uniquely placed to offer expert guidance, ideas and strategies on how to fulfil the role of Subject Leader effectively. Steve has delivered this course to several thousand teachers over the last seven years and it is Dragonfly Training’s most popular course. Delegate feedback is always massively positive with delegates regularly comment...

Leading from the Middle (TWO DAY COURSE)

OUTSTANDING PASTORAL LEADERSHIP

Leading a pastoral care team is one of the most important elements in securing high quality teaching and learning. By focusing on your role as a leader of a pastoral care team this course will help you establish and maintain your vision, get the best out of your team and ensure high quality care - whilst maintaining sanity and perspective about the role. During this wide ranging course you will explore the key skills and knowledge needed to succe...

The must do course for all new and aspiring pastoral leaders

FROM ASPIRING TO OUTSTANDING: THE SENIOR LEADER TOOLBOX

This course is designed to meet the needs of both those aspiring to be a senior leader and those already in a senior position. We will examine the key ways of making other teachers become better than they thought they could be. We will discuss difficult and complex issues and provide solutions to ensure you make the most effective decisions. Teachers will consider the principles of developing a self-evaluating school and will examine techniques ...

Proven leadership strategies from around the world - for aspiring or existing senior leaders

OUTSTANDING SUBJECT LEADER (A TWO DAY COURSE)

During this wide ranging course you will explore the key skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead a subject. You will identify your strengths and learn how to utilise these in the running of the department. Time will be used to identify your vision for education and then ways of making the vision happen. You will engage with ways of managing teachers to inspire them to be even better than they thought they could be. You will gain an under...

How to make your vision for teaching a reality

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANAGING DIFFICULT PARENTS

Have you a small number of parents who can sometimes be difficult? Do you want to ensure that relationships with parents are as harmonious as possible? Would you like to develop strategies for dealing with conflict and awkward situations? Many of those who work in schools, support and secretarial as well as teaching, will have encountered a difficult situation with a parent at least once.  Some parents can be very intimidating or even ...

A down to earth guide to building positive relationships with parents

PREPARING FOR DEPUTY HEADSHIP IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Are you ready to apply for a Deputy Headship in an Independent School? What are the strengths you’ll bring to the role? and What will you need to do differently? This course is a must for any aspiring deputy head.  Deputy headship is one of the most multi-faceted roles in any industry, not just education.  To be effective you need through preparation and training, which this course will provide.    Not only will ...

Practical tips to become an effective Deputy Head

PREPARING FOR A SENIOR ROLE IN A SMALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a senior role in a small school? Do you want to develop your personal skills in dealing with others in a close school community? Would you like to develop strategies for balancing a demanding workload? This course is a must for anyone aspiring to a leadership role in a small school, whether it be a Preparatory School, Senior or all-through.  Small schools bring real challenges, not least because...

Practical tips to become an effective Senior Leader in a school where delegation can be difficult

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE PASTORAL LEADER

Are you looking for practical solutions to the problems faced by pastoral leaders every day? Would you like to explore your leadership style and understand how to use it effectively? Would you like tips on approaching difficult conversations with parents, students or parents? Leadership, vision, support, good communication, running effective meetings, having difficult conversations and managing change for the better forms the focus of this wor...

A practical workshop for aspiring pastoral leaders or those already in post

MASTERING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

This course will meet the needs of aspiring leaders and those newly appointed to leadership positions. While the theme is leadership, our focus is on raising the standards of teaching and learning. We will examine the key ways of developing effective leadership styles, personas and approaches, and the management tools most likely to enhance school wide performance. We will examine the challenges of leadership and learn practic...

For new and aspiring Primary School leaders

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR MIDDLE LEADERSHIP (NPQML)

Our National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) programme is flexible and modular to enable candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to lead high-performing teams and improve classroom practice. The qualification is assessed and accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). For bookings or more information... Wendy Imperato wendy.imper...

Licensed by National College for Teaching & Leadership

THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR SENIOR LEADERSHIP (NPQSL)

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior school leaders. It has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise and to develop candidates own professional areas of interest through the choice of an elective module. For bookings or more information... Wendy...

Licensed by National College for Teaching & Leadership

THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP (NPQH)

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a headteacher. The qualification not only focuses on the key skills needed for headship, but also meets the highest standards for leadership development anywhere in the world. NPQH is a high bar that will challenge and develop talented leaders from all backgrounds to deliver educational excellence in a self-improving s...

Licensed by National College for Teaching & Leadership

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