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Middle Leadership in Primary

28 November 2017 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm

CPD for teachers in Cambridgeshire

Leadership Development Programme

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This 7 session course continues in 2018 – 9th Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Mar, 17th Apr, 15th May and concludes on 19th June.

“Middle Leaders are the engine house to drive the school. You need to invest in them”                             

– Ofsted

This seven session is for experienced, new and aspiring subject and phase leaders in primary schools who are looking to further develop their leadership and management knowledge and skills. This year-long, innovative programme will help to create a leadership learning community, where subject and phase leaders will learn with, alongside and from their colleagues. The programme will support the drive for improvement in your own school, and successfully develop your leadership skills and confidence. As part of the programme participants will develop a school based leadership project to focus and apply their learning, and so impact on school improvement. This will relate to areas for development from their own school development plan.

During the programme you will:

research into the characteristics of successful leaders and leadership;

explore effective monitoring, evaluation and school improvement strategies for subject and phase leaders as part of the school improvement process;

review and further develop your personal and inter-personal leadership skills;

consider how to lead others – supporting and challenging individuals and teams;

learn how to effectively lead and manage change;

develop strategies for positive impact conversations – even the tricky ones;

develop a leadership vision for your subject or phase ;

learn how to keep abreast of current subject developments in a digital age;

lead a change in your school, developing a school based and practical subject or phase leadership project;

benefit from joining a subject and phase leader learning community.

Programme Facilitator: Nigel Battey

Nigel was previously Senior Adviser for Cambridgeshire LA for seven years and has worked at The Eastern Leadership Centre, leading the organisation and delivery of senior leadership programmes, including NPQH. He was also an accredited national trainer for the Training and Development Agency, facilitating training nationally for a number of TDA programmes. Nigel has been headteacher at two schools. Ofsted noted Nigel’s “inspirational leadership”.

Currently he is a partner in ‘Partnerships for School Improvement’ (PfSI), the largest independent provider of school improvement services to primary schools and academies in Cambridgeshire, working as a School Improvement Adviser to schools.

He is also a lead facilitator and mentor for the National College Chair of Governors Leadership Development Programme.

Evaluations from previous participants on this programme include;

“It gave me a greater understanding of my role and tools I need to implement it effectively.”

“I better understand how to go about effecting change in a way that is likely to be more successful.”

“Great leader (thanks Nigel!). Constantly providing tools then stopping to reflect how we might apply them.”


28 November 2017
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
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