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 of the need to be involved in just about every aspect of running a school. Unlike larger schools, there are very few people to share responsibilities. You might currently be leading a small department with one or two others, yet to secure a leadership role you must be confident that you can lead a larger team in an interdependent community.
Small school issues-what they are and how are they different from those in larger schools?
Being efficient: what jobs are worth your time and what aren’t?
Learning to delegate-practical tips based upon years at the chalkface
Balancing familiarity and distance within a small team-the tight rope of managing those you deal with.
Leadership styles – how to develop and deploy your skills effectively
Persuading others – getting the best from your team and your governors
Dealing with difficult situations – keeping calm and staying in control when faced with conflict or a crisis
Monitoring and Performance Management – formal and informal ways of knowing what’s going on
Curriculum and assessment – what the pupils are taught and how it’s organised
Pastoral and SEN – looking after the needs of your pupils
Other aspects: finance, public relations and marketing – keeping pupil numbers up and balancing the books
Inspections and regulations – making sure your school is compliant and inspection-ready
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“A fascinating insight into the workings of the human brain and how we can help teenagers to learn and retain information. Very practical strategies to implement from the offset in all curriculum areas.”Assistant Principal , Abbey Grange Academy
“The course has been inspirational and supportive. I would highly recommend this course to anyone currently new to a senior management role, or someone preparing for a new senior management role”Assistant Headteacher , Meoncross School