Effective Leadership


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

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, vision, support, good communication, running effective meetings, having difficult conversations and managing change for the better forms the focus of this workshop. This course concentrates on the key skills required to make a positive difference to the well-being of students so they can be academically successful.


All our 3-hour online workshops include: 
  • practical classroom-ready ideas and resources
  • small group size to facilitate interaction and full engagement
  • group/pair work and discussion with the tutor
  • pdf of the course booklet 

Course Outcomes:
  • To explore how to build and develop your team
  • To engage with strategic decision-making strategies to get the important decisions right
  • To ensure students are well supported so they can be an academic success
  • To examine successful techniques to have difficult conversations with parents and teachers
Course Outline:
Leading Change

Establishing your own personal leadership style most effectively

Making the most of your skills in strategic decision making

Running effective pastoral meetings

Toolkit of methods to make you more effective in your daily role

Working with People

Building a high performing pastoral team

Having difficult conversations with parents, students and possibly staff.

Supporting inexperienced and ‘struggling‘ colleagues.

Monitoring students' progress and intervention strategies for underachieving students

The Effective Pastoral Leader

Defining your vision and making it happen

Monitoring, maintaining and motivating your team

What really works in positive behaviour management

Next steps

Wendy Imperato

[email protected]

029 2071 1787


£180 + VAT (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) BOOK NOW


£180 + VAT (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) BOOK NOW


£180 + VAT (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) BOOK NOW
Mary Chapman

[email protected]

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“A fantastic trainer with a real wealth of experience and fantastic sense of humour! Varied materials used throughout the day. Extremely informative with a strong practical and individual element.”

Head of Key Stage , St George's International School

A great all-round pastoral course plus much more: reinforces, refreshes and reflects.

Deputy Head , Willington School

A worthwhile day which has given me lots of strategies to make effecting change easier and empower the people I line manage.

Head of Key Stage , Ballakermeen High School

Thank you, Alan, for a wonderful day! So much to take away: you've made me look forward to going to work!

Head of Key Stage , Westheath School

An excellent course which gave me a number of really helpful insights and reminders of why my job is so important. Tony was fantastic. Thank you very much.

Progress Leader , Newbridge School

The atmosphere and approach to the course candidates was excellent. A relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunites to explore in and around subjects key to being an effective head of year.

Head of Year , Ryburn Valley High School