So you want to be a successful Assistant/Deputy Head Teacher ? | Lighthouse Professional Development

So you want to be a successful Assistant/Deputy Head Teacher ?

Course code: 
KB0002

One of the most challenging promotions in school is the leap from middle to senior management. From having a specific role within the middle management of the school structure, you suddenly find yourself needing a global overview of the school where you are responsible for many in the vision, leadership and management of learning and teaching.  It is an exciting prospect to both tackle and enjoy. But be careful! It is also a position where you are in the glare of the spotlight. People are now looking towards you for inspiration, advice and leadership. Your views, words and actions are monitored and are a topic for discussion by those were once your peers. You are also watched more closely by other members of the SMT, pupils, parents, the LEA and the all-powerful Governing Body.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is aimed at those who aspire to a senior leadership role, whether as assistant or deputy head teacher and those who have been recently appointed.

What will you learn?

Skills and confidence in key aspects of leadership to equip them for this vital key role in education. How the style of leadership you adopt needs to vary according to individual circumstances and the professional maturity of staff.

Delegates will:

  • Examine and analyse the position of senior management as part of a whole school vision and philosophy.
  • Outline the importance of vision, leadership and management in developing a successful school.
  • Identify skills necessary for working in the senior management team.
  • Examine the importance of the School Improvement Plan.
  • Study strategies for keeping the focus on learning and teaching.
  • Examine the important aspects of applications and interview techniques.
  • Develop skills for dealing with difficult people and situations.
  • Address current issues.

 

 

Programme

9:30Arrival, registration and coffee12:30Restaurant Lunch
10:00

Preparation for the SMT

Preparation for your new role

Vision into practice

Working with the SIP

Expectations for school leadership

Leadership styles and management priorities

Liaison with middle management personnel

13:30

Overview for success

A head teacher’s perspective of successful SMT candidates

How to structure application forms

Assessment of strengths and developmental areas

Preparation for interview

Conducting a successful interview for maximum effect

11:15Coffee14.30

Dealing with practicalities

Negotiating successful outcomes

Dealing with difficult people and situations

11:30

Leading and managing teachers

Change management priorities for the senior team

Current issues for consideration

How to keep the focus on learning and teaching

Obtaining a working knowledge of all curriculum areas

Prioritising your time to maximum effect

The art of successful delegation

15.15Evaluation & Depart

Keith B

Keith Briscoe Teacher Management Trainer

Keith has held senior positions in education over thirty years including headship and has wide experience in leading, managing, training and developing staff at all levels. He has been involved with the Open University, tutoring on their Leadership in Schools programme and has researched widely in the field of education.  Keith is an accredited educational consultant for the National College for School Leadership and has been heavily involved in the NPQH programme as a lead tutor and assessor. He has considerable experience working with middle and senior leaders in promoting quality school improvement and the professional development of staff. Keith has led National and International events and has considerable experience in advising school leaders in secondary, primary and special education in both the state and independent sectors.

 

 

Suitable for: 
Preparatory/Primary, Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Availability: 
Scheduled Events, In-school Training
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DateCityVenueCostBooking
Fri, 02 Dec 2022
London
£269.00 inc VAT
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