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Successful Middle Leaders: Developing a toolkit, being accountable

You will identify what it takes to be a successful leader and gain practical strategies, NOT ONLY to prepare for INSPECTION but also to raise standards within your area of responsibility.

Packed full of practical ideas and activities for you to take away and use, this one-day course helps middle leaders to develop knowledge of the inspection framework and the process of inspection. Designed to help middle leaders to reduce panic associated with preparing for a school inspection and instead, develop confidence when presenting their areas of responsibility to an ofsted inspector.

The course focuses on YOUR leadership skills and how you can raise standards within your area of responsibility.  It explores supportive tools to help you to challenge and develop teachers.

Who can attend this course?

The course is of value to any established or aspiring middle managers in nursery, infant, primary and secondary schools who want to develop ways of planning for the current inspection process and gain specific knowledge of the inspection process.

Course details and benefits

The course is of value to any established or aspiring middle manager in a school who wants to successfully develop ways of planning for short inspection or a full inspections and gain specific knowledge of the inspection process.  Packed full of practical ideas and activities to take away, teachers will develop confidence on how to present their area of responsibility to an Inspector and develop the skills to form judgements on lesson observations. Participants will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the inspection process and how it supports School improvement
  • Explore ways to drive subject improvement through rigorous, effective, monitoring
  • Identify what it takes to be a successful leader
  • Gain practical strategies to prepare for an ofsted inspection
  • Fine tune observational skills and give evaluative feedback
Benefits to the teacher/participant
  • Become a confident middle leaders
  • Develop a tool kit to use immediately back in school
Benefits to the school
  • Knowledge of the ofsted inspection framework and the inspection process
  • An introduction to coaching and how to successfully deal with difficult conversations

Course Objectives:

Course Objectives: Successful Middle Leaders: Developing a toolkit, being accountable

By the end of the course teachers/participants will learn how to:

  •  Be prepared for ‘no notice’ inspection
  • Identify the expectations of an ofsted inspection for middle managers
  • Develop confidence about their role and how they present key information regarding school improvement and within their area of responsibility
  • Support and motivate colleagues effectively
  • Become a skilful observer forming accurate and evaluative judgements on the quality of teaching
  • Manage the process of Inspection confidently

Course timetable and session outlines

Course Timetable and session outlines: Successful Middle Leaders: Developing a toolkit, being accountable

Session 1: 9:30-10:45

What is the difference between a leader and a manager? Discover your key leadership qualities
Explore research on the features of successful leadership particularly as a middle leader

Session 2: 11:00-12:15

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the inspection process and how it supports School improvement
Gain practical strategies to prepare for an ofsted inspection
Fine tune observational skills to successfully judge the quality of teaching in your area
Become confident in recognising outstanding teaching and preparing for lesson observation

Session 3: 1:00-2:15

Explore ways to drive subject improvement through rigorous, effective monitoring of a subject area.
Know how to interpret data and become familiar with key terminology
Developing consistency amongst your team and develop the confidence to challenge inconsistency.
Identify what it takes to be a successful leader
Develop coaching and conversational skills to enable you to give  evaluative feedback

Session 4: 2:30-3:45

Consider the leadership and management of staff in your team.
Become familiar with a toolkit of strategies to use back in school
Evaluate aspects of leading and managing change.
Action planning to take back with you into school and to start to use immediately

A note from the tutor

A note from the course tutor

Hello, my name is Alison. I am passionate about developing leaders of the future and this course was designed for the sole purpose of creating an affordable yet creative tool kit for middle leaders.

Working within schools on a regular basis, I am aware that strong successful middle leaders are the pivotal drivers for school improvement.  A strong accountable middle leadership team who own their data and the story of their subject area can transform an ofsted inspection. This course aims to make middle leaders accountable and to see themselves as aspiring senior leaders.  I have created a one day course to equip middle leaders with the essential tool kit to model best practice and to successfully lead their teams and become part of a distributive leadership team. An outstanding leadership and management judgement is focused upon creating ‘ vision and ambition for the school’, this can only be achieved with leadership being successful at all levels.  This course will develop such ambition.

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