Effective continuing professional development in schools

Team development for senior/middle teams – workshop or full day. Leadership diagnostics and appreciative enquiry.

Coaching for Development

All staff work in threes to follow the Lesson Study model; planning together, delivering in turn then meeting to discuss. The developmental professional dialogue enables reflection ‘in action’ and ‘on action’.

Coaching for Performance

1:1 specialist coaching for individual leaders or members of staff. Or full day speed coaching for well-being for all staff by appointment.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Senior Leadership Development Programme

Recognise, develop, grow and retain your senior leaders. Grow as a team following a programme which includes twilight seminars, 1:1 coaching, team Action Learning and a personalised individual Leadership Impact Project.

Middle Leadership Development Programme

Recognise, develop, grow and retain your future leaders. Grow as a team following a programme which includes twilight seminars, 1:1 coaching, team Action Learning and a personalised individual Leadership Impact Project.

Building Relationships, Managing Challenges.

Behaviour Management focusing on SEAL for grown ups and conflict resolution. Aimed at NQTs or weak classroom practitioners. Most effective when combined with coaching. (Accredited by the University of Warwick)

Personal Engagement Programme (PEP)

A very popular half day or twilight session for the whole staff to appreciatively reflect on progress to date and commit to

1. to recruit a positive appreciation of individual school

2. build engagement and commitment to the next stage

What’s it like to be led by you?

Find out what it’s like to be led by you using a recognised and researched diagnostic, The Real World Group TLQ 360 degree transformational leadership questionnaire. Powerful self and others evaluation of engaging leadership behaviours.

Vision and Values. What’s Important to Us?

A short training event designed to elicit the core values of your school. Most importantly staff are encouraged to reflect on the necessary behaviours which demonstrate the values being lived and honoured every day.

Effective Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback for whole school. Required communication skills.

HEADSPACE – Network Learning. 10 Heads are better than one.

Ten Headteachers meet twice per term at Salford Reds Stadium to consider leadership and management themes in a 3 hour Friday am session. The input for the session is structured and highly reflective using live headteacher experiences and the application of relevant contemporary theories.

Examples of themed sessions:

Resilience and Wellbeing

Teams – Understanding and Development

Confronting Poor Performance

Engaging Styles of Leadership

Change Management and School Culture

Coaching as Leadership

Growth and Fixed Mindsets – implications for assessment and classroom practice

Attendance Management

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Understanding Individual Performance – Strengths and Allowable Weaknesses

Leading and managing the Governing Body

Paul came to each session believing the answers to my issues could be found within my own depths, and he left having proven to me that it was true. The impact on my personal confidence was great. Paul is a calm, supportive, non-judgmental person whom I would highly recommend as a coach or a trainer of coaching techniques for your school.
Lynn Williams, Headteacher, St Peter’s CE Primary School, Bolton