This course is designed to provide ideas, strategies, and support for whole-school leaders who desire to influence a curriculum and establish a culture within their schools that will help pupils develop the necessary skills and mindset to thrive in school and in the unpredictable territory beyond school. The course offers participants a clear understanding of the necessary academic and pastoral principles to achieve this, and strategies to ensure a successful whole-school launch. It includes research and theories on the importance of creativity, critical thinking, resilience, grit and growth mindset; it also provides guidance on how to plan and successfully implement a whole-school initiative. During the course, participants begin the process of drafting their own strategic plans for implementation in their own schools.
Gain insight into the latest research on aspects of growth mindset, cognitive load theory, and metacognition and suggestions on the most impactful aspects to incorporate into your school.
Learn ideas on how to train your teachers to use this research effectively to prepare learners to thrive in the 21st Century.
Acquire ideas on how to get the best out of your pastoral leaders in order that all pupils remain calm, measured and happy when facing academic challenges and setbacks and develop the ability to have ‘grit’.
Learn what schools can do to create effective leaders and why this is so important.
Learn the best way of creating and implementing a strategic vision for your school.
Support your staff along the way to achieve the contents of the vision.
Deliver excellent twilight sessions and CPD to ensure all ‘buy in’ and the implementation is smooth.
Manage staff who are not achieving such a vision.
Learn ways of effectively monitoring progress with new whole-school initiatives.
What more can be done to evaluate their impact in the initial stages and over time, and what further changes should be made?