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Preparing for senior leadership: A course for prospective Assistant and Deputy Heads

Senior/Middle Leadership 16-18 Teacher Training

Tim Guilford, Vanessa Salter

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Why attend?

In any other sector, before being promoted into a leadership role, staff would be required to undertake a development course to ensure the promotion to becoming a leader is successful; however this isn’t always the case in education, until now.

This one-day workshop has been carefully planned to provide the right support to HoDs and those in a management role in order for them to successfully take the step up and become an effective Assistant / Deputy Headteacher.

What's covered?
  • Senior leaders in schools are often just thrown in at the deep end, this day will help build and enhance the key skills required to become highly-effective in the role
  • Explore strategic thinking and effective planning as an Assistant / Deputy Head, plus receive ready-to-use skills and tips to be used back in the school immediately
  • Focus on ways to manage staff and have the difficult conversations with confidence
  • Explore what it really means to deputise and how to get the job in the first place
Attend this course and receive a £25 voucher to spend on Hodder Education books

Booking reference: SML041018


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am What is leadership?
  • The move from management to leadership
  • Leading towards a goal to move the school forward
  • The value of thinking and planning strategically
11.15am Morning break
11.30am Managing people (especially the difficult ones)
  • Delegation but never abdication – ensuring you shoulder your responsibilities
  • Teams led by you and led by others
  • Different personalities and difficult conversations
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Putting students first
  • Making sure that the school offers value
  • Meetings, deadlines, forward-planning
  • School systems and processes to support learning and pastoral care
2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm What the job means and how to get one (if you haven’t already)
  • The real role of Deputy or Assistant Head
  • How to prepare your application
  • Interviews and selection processes
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends


Tim Guilford - Presenter
Tim Guilford - Presenter
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Vanessa Salter - Presenter
Vanessa Salter - Presenter
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London - venue TBC
The venue will be confirmed at least
two weeks before the event.