Jim Heal (English Teacher and Behaviour & Discipline SLE) describing the use of Harkness to develop Independent Learning

Courses on Offer: Leadership

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New or Aspiring Heads of Department

Date: 6 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

This is a course for new and aspiring middle leaders in schools. The course will cover topics such as creating  a vision, setting and maintaining high standards, understanding the challenges and opportunities of academic leadership and getting the best out of your team.

For the last part of the course we have a panel of experienced leaders from across the partnership who will answer your questions and discuss the key issues of academic leadership.

This is an elective module available to all leaders participating in the Certificate or Diploma for the Wellington Leaders in Education Programme. This can also be taken as a stand-alone module. Participants will be asked what their particular areas of interest are before the programme and the module will be built around these.

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Pastoral Leadership in a Boarding School

Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

Effective pastoral care in schools is central to the ethos and tone of the whole school. It is essential if students are to feel secure, know they are valued as individuals and feel encouraged to develop and learn in a healthy and safe environment. At the core of effective pastoral care are the positive relationships that exist between the student, teacher and pastoral leader.

The course will start by looking at the reasons for going into pastoral leadership, the challenges that may be faced and give delegates the opportunity to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Opportunity will also be given to share good practice and collaborate with other delegates about how certain issues might be tackled into a boarding school setting.

The second part of the course will then look at:

  • :Styles of leadership and the impact it might have on your boarding house
  • Different styles of leadership at different times of the year, at different stages in your career, with different stakeholders
  • Observations on how to treat pupils as individuals
  • Discussion around some scenarios illustrating the above points.

Event aims:

  • Raise awareness of key issues of importance to participants in pastoral leadership
  • Increase confidence and competence in dealing with pastoral challenges
  • Provide opportunities to share experience and good practice with colleagues
  • Encourage reflection and critical evaluation of pastoral leadership practices and professional issues
  • Give an opportunity to look at individual career plans and delegates' own strengths and weaknesses

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Developing a Leadership Vision and Strategy

Date: 28 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

This practical session aims to equip senior leaders and those aspiring to such positions both the time to reflect and the tools to create and deliver their vision and strategy. There will also be the opportunity to discuss leadership issues that are of particular interest to those attending..

Further information about the Wellington College Leadership Programme can be found here.

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Pastoral Leadership

Date: 6 December 2017
Time: 13:30 - 18:00
Venue: Wellington College

Effective pastoral care in schools is central to the ethos and tone of the whole school. It is essential if students are to feel secure, know they are valued as individuals and feel encouraged to develop and learn in a healthy and safe environment. At the core of effective pastoral care are the positive relationships that exist between the student, teacher and pastoral leader.

In the first part of  the course, delegates will look at the reasons for going into pastoral leadership, the challenges that may be faced and give delegates the opportunity to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Opportunity will also be given to share good practice and collaborate with other delegates about how certain issues might be tackled.

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