Leading and Managing Staff | Lighthouse Professional Development

Leading and Managing Staff

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Leading and managing a team of staff is key to being a successful leader, whether of teaching or support staff. An important part of this is the creation of a collaborative culture that both supports and sets high expectations for colleagues. Staff should be involved both in the development of their department (or section) as well as their own professional development.  

This course will discuss how to lead and manage people successfully and outline strategies for building the departmental team. It will also demonstrate how to delegate successfully to colleagues and to motivate them. Additionally, it will suggest ways of dealing with senior managers, non-specialist teachers, parents and difficult staff as well as illustrating how to avoid confrontation and manage conflict.

The benefits of attending

An awareness of how to lead and manage the team successfully.  An opportunity to develop team building, delegation and communication skills.  An understanding of how to support, motivate and challenge colleagues, especially through monitoring, evaluation and performance management.  Techniques and strategies in holding difficult conversations and managing conflict situations.

Who should attend?
Middle or team leaders in all schools or post-16 institutions, or those aspiring to such a position.



Arrival, registration and coffee


Motivation. Effective Change Management - Nurturing Ownership


Leading the Team – Choosing your Leadership Style.


Restaurant Lunch


Effective Team Building and Delegation


Managing their Performance






Difficult Conversations and Conflict Management

Close of course

Edward G

Edward is a former headteacher with 25 years’ teaching experience.  He has since specialised in all aspects of school leadership, change and conflict management as an independent consultant leading courses and consultancy on team building, middle leadership, change management, difficult conversations and coaching; all clearly focused on improving school effectiveness. Edward’s books ‘Tackling Underperformance’ and ‘Successful Middle Leadership’ were published in 2012 and 2013.


In 2014 he sailed over 26,000nm in the Clipper Round the World yacht race and had the chance to experience the comparisons between ocean yacht racing leadership and school leadership.

Suitable for: 
Preparatory/Primary, Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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