14th June 2019, London
28th June 2019, Manchester


What is Leadership?

  • What is the difference between leadership and management?
  • Finding the balance between the two.
  • Leadership and change.
  • What does research show are the most effective skills in leadership?
  • What are your own strengths and weaknesses?
  • Developing your own capacity.

Definition of Middle Leaders

Primary Secondary or FE teachers who are taking responsibility for all (or part) of a Year group, subject area, cross curricular area or pastoral theme.

Leadership Essentials

  • What do Headteachers want from their Middle leaders?
  • How to demonstrate these skills at interview.
  • What are Inspectors (OFSTED/ ESTYN/ ISI) looking for in Middle leaders?
  • How to demonstrate these skills in inspection.
  • Is there ever enough time for a Middle leader? Some basic tips.
  • Focusing on the child – the leader’s imperative.
  • Action Plans – how to make them work for you and for the school.

Working as a Team

  • Styles of Leadership.
  • Tips for dealing with people who aren’t the same as you (particularly the difficult ones).
  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of those you work with.
  • The Wisdom of Crowds (how different can be good).
  • Creating the environment for the team to talk, share and collaborate.
  • Developing a team ethos.
  • Inducting new staff and getting ‘buy-in’ from ‘old’ ones.
  • Leading Up – working positively with those who have more senior roles than you do.

Who should attend

  • Anyone aspiring to Middle leadership.
  • Anyone in their first three years of being a middle leader.
  • Anyone with responsibility for leading others.





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