Preparing for a Senior Role in a Small Independent School

Provider: Dragonfly Training
£260.00 + VAT Per Person

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Description Practical tips to become an effective Senior Leader in a school where delegation can be difficult
Duration 9.00 - 15.00

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Categories Leadership and Management, Management, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

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. 

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This Course Aims to:

  • Preparaing you for a leadership position in a small school
  • Enhance understanding of what exactly is involved
  • Confidence to deal with the inevitable difficulties
  • Strategies for managing your own workload
  • Skills to lead and manage others 
How users/participants can evaluate success
Course Outline:
Managing Yourself
  • 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.
Leading and Managing Others
  • 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
Managing Aspects of the Job
  • 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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Trainer :Thomas Packer


Date Location Details
Nov 29, 2017 09:00 Novotel London West - Info