March 22, 2021

Summer Leadership Series

We are delighted to bring our members a Summer Leadership Series. Leadership has been unbelievably challenging this year and so this series is designed to reflect, inspire and galvanise leaders for the next phase as schools adapt and move forward hopefully.

Although Zoom definitely has its drawbacks, one of the positives has been the fantastic range of speakers we have been able to introduce to our membership. Hopefully this series will help leaders reflect on lessons learned this year and build forward for an inspiring future! 


Stepping Up to the Next Level of Leadership with Jill Berry (author of ‘Making the Leap – Moving from Deputy to Head’)

Tuesday 27 April 2021, 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – FREE to members

Jill will focus on practical advice at all levels. How do you find the role and school which will suit you and which will give you the opportunity to fulfil your professional potential?  How do you craft a compelling written application, prepare for and perform confidently at interview, deal with disappointment or success and, in due course, make the most positive transition into your new post?

Please book here!

Build Back Better with Mark Burns

Tuesday 4 May 2021, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm – £100 + VAT or 2 credits per person

Mark examines this huge opportunity to re-think our schools, how they operate, how they grow and the way they impact on all who work and learn there.

Please book here!

Lessons from Lockdown with Stuart Allen 

Wednesday 12 May 2021 and (repeated on) Tuesday 25 May 2021, 10.00 -11.30 am – FREE to members 

Stuart Allen will lead a session on what aspects of that learning and practice have actually added value and what aspects schools might want to keep or build on as we move into a post-pandemic landscape.

Please book here for 12 May! 

Please book here for 25 May!

Plan. Test. Reflect. with Mark Burns

Wednesday 19 May, Monday 28 June, Tuesday 14 September, Wednesday 20 October 2021, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm – £500 + VAT or 6 credits per person

Based on the work of Jenny Donohoo about collective teacher efficacy, this 4 session course works on the premise that the only way we can have long-term improved impact on the learning of children is through embedding teaching excellence in all that we do.  To ensure any new knowledge, attitudes and skills for teachers becomes an embedded habit, requires regular opportunities to discuss and analyse new approaches, apply and practise new strategies in the classroom, as well as the structured reflection time to unpick the impact and, where necessary, refine approaches further.

Please book here! 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling of ‘Good’ with Sonia Gill

Thursday May 27 2021, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm – £200 + VAT or 4 credits per person

It’s hard to move a school from Requires Improvement to Good, but even harder to move a school from Good to Outstanding. In fact, there’s a high chance that a Good school will remain Good or slip down. Why is this? Sonia will explore the common problems faced when moving from a ‘good’ to a ‘great’ school; the key changes you need to make to enable a shift; and provide practical tips you can take away and use immediately.

Please book here! 

The Long Win: The search for a better way to succeed with Cath Bishop

Friday 18 June 2021, 10.00 -11.30 am  – FREE to members 

An Olympic rower and a British diplomat, Cath Bishop is an inspiring keynote speaker who tells her story from a unique vantage point to show how a strong team makes for exceptional results.

Please book here! 




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