New to Head of Department

Overview of the course
  • 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


Dates & Locations
  • 20th November 2019 | London

First Delegate Rate

£299.00 + VAT

Additional Delegates

£279.00 + VAT

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Delivered by

Nina Siddall-Ward

Nina’s experience and enthusiasm have enabled her to deliver positive change in a wide range of organisations. Nina draws creatively on her expert knowledge of local authority senior management, headteacher and charity trustee roles to present this course.

by Nina Siddall-Ward


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

Additional information

Course Type

Leadership & Management

Job Title

Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head, SENCo, Subject Head

Key Stage

Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5, Primary, Secondary


20th November 2019




Avonmouth House, Venue to be confirmed up to 4 weeks in advance

Presenter Nina Siddall-Ward


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