New and/or Aspiring Heads of Department

Date & Time: Tuesday 20 November 2018
10:00 - 15:00
Event Format: Workshop
Venue: Wellington College
Event Cost: WCTSP members: £120
Non members: £150
(includes lunch & refreshments)
Event Focus Categories: Leadership
Leading in Education
Event Subject or Topic Area: Leadership
Target Audience: New or Aspiring Heads of Department
Event Description:

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.

Event Outcomes:

  • to raise awareness of key issues of importance to participants in middle leadership
  • to increase confidence and competence in dealing with the challenges of middle leadership in schools 
  • to provide opportunities to share experience and good practice with colleagues
  • to encourage reflection and critical evaluation of middle leadership practices and professional issues

Course Leader 1: Katy Granville-Chapman (Deputy Head (Teaching Staff Performance and Development))
Katy is the Deputy Head (Teaching Staff Performance and Development) at Wellington College. Prior to this she founded and was the Director of the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute. In this role, she advised No 10, the Cabinet Office and the DfE on leadership and character development, as well as setting up and delivering the Government's National Citizen Service (NCS) Leaders programme. Katy is a former Army Officer and served in Iraq, Nepal, North America and across Europe. She is a part time DPhil (PhD) student at the University of Oxford, where she is researching how school leaders can improve the creation of a flourishing environment.

Course Leader 2: Emmie Bidston (Director of Leadership)
Emmie has been involved with leadership and coaching for many years at Wellington College and became Director of Leadership at Wellington in 2017. She is an economics teacher, tutor in a boarding house and cross-country coach. She is also currently working on setting up a charity for developing young African leaders and building a school in Mozambique. Prior to teaching Emmie worked for the British Government, developing policies in a range of areas from education to future contingency planning.
No of Participants: 16
SPONSOR/PARTNER Wellington College
Wellington College