Cost: £349 for two full day sessions
Dates: Thursday 10th November and Friday 11th November 2016, Gipsy Hill Federation Leadership Centre
Lead Facilitator: Dr Pauline Watts, Gipsy Hill Federation
This programme is for teachers who are ready to apply for leadership posts. It is designed to help them secure their first senior post in the next academic year.
It will provide participants with:
The skills they need to tackle key elements of a leadership interview, opportunities to practice interview tasks and feedback on their performance in them from experienced Heads and other senior leaders;
The ability to communicate their impact as a middle leader to potential colleagues effectively;
The ability to demonstrate a whole-school perspective at interview, including the solid grasp of the non-teaching aspects of the senior leader’s role that successful applicants need.
Thursday 10th November (0900-1600)
Communicating Your Impact as a Middle Leader Effectively
Identifying your key successes and matching them to the priorities of an external panel; demonstrating whole-school impact; delivering your message clearly in spoken and written form to a range of key stakeholders; writing an effective supporting statement and communicating effectively at interview.
Being an effective leader of learning.
Understanding the range of data available and its uses, including RAISE Online; picking out key headlines from data and presenting these transparently to others; conveying this expertise effectively at interview; managing difficult conversations that hold staff to account.
Friday 11th November (0900-1600)
The Accountable Senior Leader
- Understanding statutory responsibilities (e.g. in relation to safeguarding) and your role as a senior leader; making these work on the ground in a school; conveying this understanding effectively at interview.
Managing the realities of day-to-day leadership.
In-tray exercises; dealing effectively with worst-case scenarios; handling these tasks effectively at interview.
Interviewing for Senior Leadership.
Making a panel interview work effectively for you; mock interview with experienced panel of Headteachers, governors and advisors; feedback, reflection and identifying next steps.