Effective Leadership


Six week programme of training and support for existing and aspiring Senior Leaders
About this course

Thomas Packer – Leadership Forums:

A series of forums sharing everyday experience together with tried and tested tips for succeeding as a School Leader. Each session will consist of 45 minutes of training and 15 minutes of discussion where Leaders can bring their real-time experience. Throughout the programme participants will also be part of a FORUM where they can access support and advice on a day-to-day basis.

The sessions are jargon-free and at times controversial with the emphasis on the practical. Suitable for school leaders and those aspiring to leadership.

Central to our purpose as School Leaders is the education of our pupils. Yet to achieve the very best for our young people we need to manage the adults successfully. That’s why a number of these sessions are about dealing with people in one way or another. These are supported by other aspects which are equally important in leading and managing a school, enabling us to give our students the greatest experience possible.


Week One: Wednesday 21 April

Having Difficult Conversations and Dealing with Conflict:

  • Difficult conversations are useful
  • Prevention
  • Facing reality
  • Getting the best out of every discussion


Week Two: Wednesday 28 April

Stay Sane: Efficient and Effective use of Time

  • Prioritising
  • Time management matrix
  • Being efficient
  • Making time
  • Saving time
  • Delegating


Week Three: Wednesday 5th May

Managing Underperforming Staff

  • Rethinking appraisal
  • Identifying poor performance
  • Outcomes: Move, Remove or Improve
  • Rapid and sustained improvement


Week Four: Wednesday 12th May

A Blueprint for Change – Why Change?

  • Obstacles
  • Winning hearts and minds
  • Planning
  • Communication



Week Five: Wednesday 19th May

Strategic thinking and Team Working

  • What is strategy?
  • Core values
  • Core purpose
  • Value to pupils & value to parents
  • Assembling a team
  • Understanding the difference between working groups and teams
  • Effective team working
  • Team building & persuasion



Week Six: Wednesday 26 May

Strategic Thinking in Challenging Times

  • How to stress test your school
  • Options if things don’t look good
  • Establishing key priorities
  • A look at affordability and viability
  • Building resilience.


Wendy Imperato

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029 2071 1787


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Mary Chapman

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+44 (0)29 2071 1787