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 practical methods that will help you to be highly effective – and to stay sane! - over the short- and long-term.
The difference between leadership and management
What makes an effective leader/manager?
An overview of leadership styles
Creating vision and direction
Building effective professional relationships
Developing a collective approach
Tools effective leaders and managers need
The impacts on teaching and learning
Managing in the real world - the application of theory
Managing workload - yours and your staff's
Where to next?