Effective Leadership

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MIDDLE MANAGER IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

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

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?

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the difference between leadership and management in your role
  • Strategies to deal with time, paper and email management
  • The ability to cope with potential challenges of change and how to deal with them
  • Handle having difficult conversations with colleagues and parents
  • Techniques to run purposeful and rewarding meetings
Course Outline:
Leadership and Management

What is a middle manager? Engine room or Dogsbody?

Defining leadership – leader or manager?

Defining your role properly so you are clear about your role

Characteristics of highly effective leaders

Day to Day Management

Effective time management – the Urgency Addiction

Strategies for paper management and email management

People Management - Having difficult conversations – colleagues/parents/SLT

Running productive meetings

The Broader Picture

How to manage change – the principles & the documentation

Appraisal/Inspection/PRD

Communication in Schools/Administration

Self-appraisal and career development

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

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26TH NOVEMBER

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3RD DECEMBER

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24TH MARCH

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25TH MARCH

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16TH JUNE

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17TH JUNE

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“Superb course - best I have ever been on. The course content was clear and relevant and backed up with brilliant real-life examples that has enabled me to reflect upon how I would behave in certain situations.”

Teacher , Queen's College Prep School

Great pace - covered lots of areas of management skills and gave me the confidence to continue to develop and follow my senior leadership aspirations.

Head of Department , Lambrook School

Exactly the kind of course I needed: every minute was relevant to my job and I will definitely be using strategies that I learnt today. I now feel more confident about the trickier aspects of the job such as having difficult conversations.

Head of Department , Marymount International School

Excellent presentations and information, totally engaging. Thoughtful training, based on cutting-edge theory and full of practical examples to help students, colleagues and my own practice.

Head of Department , Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Really good to have the chance to talk to people in similar situations and with similar issues. Small group size encouraged openness and allowed for great discussion. Thoroughly recommend.

Head of Department , Oxford High School for Girls (GDST)

From first making contact, Tony proved himself to be exceptionally professional and helpful. The course itself was everything we asked for and more besides, including plenty of practical advice for busy teachers. Thank You

Director of Professional Studies , Oundle School

An outstanding course - the best I've ever been on! So many practical tips to take away. Really motivating and inspirational too! Thank you!

Head of Year , Highgate School
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