New to Head of Department

  • The challenges of leadership and how to overcome them: 

    • distributive leadership           
    • sustainable leadership 
    • inspiring staff                           
    • accountability 
    • securing long-term impact    
    • leading change
  • 6 key management styles: how to build on your strengths and tackle weaknesses

  • Effective self-evaluation strategies for monitoring and raising standards


Information on speakers coming soon.

How to respond to rapid change

NCSL ‘Distributed Leadership’: inspire effective practice and raise achievement

Track progress and raise standards through assessment and data:

  • SEF

  • RAISEonline

  • AfL

  • APP

How to be fully prepared for your role

Develop middle leadership in your school

Identify the most effective leadership styles to lead colleagues

Assess the needs of your team for effective working

Have an impact on the motivation, development and well-being of staff

A toolbox of strategies to lead and manage professionally

Practical strategies to manage time and lead change

New techniques for dealing with difficult situations

Effective strategies to:

  • give effective feedback

  • communicate difficult messages

  • resolve conflict

  • promote effective team working

  • inspire staff

  • understand team dynamics 

Confidence in developing your role and the wider implications

Drive improvement in your department as part of your whole school effectiveness

Evaluate the quality of teaching to meet and raise standards