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

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19 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 impor...

Lead, manage and inspire your colleagues to achieve outstanding levels of performance

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MIDDLE MANAGER IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   27 November - Now Full   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 spec...

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

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

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 MIDDLE 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

MANAGING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WITH PARENTS

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19   Do you want to ensure that relationships with parents and colleagues 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 diffic...

A practical guide to dealing with difficult conversations

PREPARING FOR DEPUTY HEADSHIP IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   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...

Practical tips to become an effective Deputy Head

ASPIRING TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP 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

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19   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 staff members? Leadership, vi...

A Practical Workshop for Aspiring Pastoral Leaders or Those Already in Post

MASTERING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (TWO DAY COURSE)

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

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

SAFEGUARDING - EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY

What do you really need to know to be effective? How can you ensure you meet all your compliance targets? What should you share with everyone? This course can be delivered as a fully accredited Level 3 course which enables the DSL to cascade the training to staff and ensure all elements of the safeguarding agenda are covered within your school. Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or negle...

A toolkit for designated leads (Advanced Level 3)

CREATING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE

How do you create and maintain a high-performance environment? How do you inspire people to be even better than they already are? What is your vision, and do you communicate this vision every working day? Why is it so difficult to establish, monitor and evaluate motivational goals that lead to organisational success? This unique and inspirational course provides evidence of the lessons learnt from elite sport, healthcare & aviation ov...

Invaluable Lessons for Schools from Elite Sport, Healthcare & Aviation

DEVELOPING ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR LEADERS TO MANAGE CHANGE

This workshop will explore the role of Heads/Deputies/Principles and highlight the characteristics of highly effective leaders. It will provide strategies for the effective management of people, of time and of emails, as well as techniques for managing difficult conversations with parents and colleagues. There will be advice on how to ensure your meetings are as effective as possible and how to manage change, prepare for...

Practical strategies to improve your ability to cope with the challenges of change and deal with them effectively

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING SUBJECT LEADER

Subject Leader Part One: 10th November - 16:00 - 19:00 (ICT)  Subject Leader Part Two: 24th November - 16:00 - 19:00 (ICT)   Cost for Both Days $325 USD  $300 USD Early Bird Offer if booked before 12/09/20 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 que...

Online Course

THE SCHOOL LEADER'S TOOLKIT

Dragonfly are delighted to introduce this NEW series of webinars sharing the everyday experience, together with tried and tested tips for succeeding as a School Leader.  The sessions are jargon-free and at times controversial with an emphasis on the practical.  Suitable for school leaders and those aspiring to leadership as well as governors and even parents wishing to gain a deeper insight into the world of School Leadership. ...

A Series of Online Webinars to Support and Inspire Leaders

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