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£680.00 + VAT to £880.00 + VAT

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Course costs are based on 15 participants

This course can be tailored to your individual requirements

Vision & Values: Driving school improvement

This half day course is highly practical and is designed to equip Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Governors and Senior Leaders with a process for establishing and implementing a clear, highly detailed vision and values which:

  • has input from ALL stakeholders;
  • is embedded within your mission statement, aims and objectives;
  • can withstand rigorous questioning;
  • Informs curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Impacts on school improvement;
  • can be easily implemented upon return to school.

The course provides an understanding of National Headteacher Standards and accountability pertaining to vision, and looks at the importance of creating a school and community ethos through which the vision can be borne out.

The course explores values associated with key elements of the vision. It examines the difficult questions regarding personal behaviours and expectations. Practical strategies to involve both pupils and all stake holders, including community members, are exemplified as is the importance of the values and behaviours within the school Behaviour Policy. Advice on creating a learning environment which reflects and reinforces the values is also included.

Follow on support

Schools have the opportunity to purchase additional follow-on support, using the trainer as facilitator within their own school. Using the process outlined in the training session, the consultant will assist staff, governors and stakeholders in the formulation of vision, values and behaviours. Acting as facilitator, the consultant will ask the essential in depth questions about personal everyday behaviours which demonstrate the values. The session provides a structure with which to engage all pupils in agreeing values and behaviours and as such contributes to the school’s Behaviour Policy and Ethos. It also includes advice on creating a learning environment which reflects and reinforces the agreed values. The duration of the support is typically between two and three hours and typically includes staff and governors.

Course Overview

This half day course is highly practical and is designed to equip Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Governors and Senior Leaders with a process for establishing and implementing a clear, highly detailed vision and values which:

  • has input from ALL stakeholders;
  • is embedded within your mission statement, aims and objectives;
  • can withstand rigorous questioning;
  • Informs curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Impacts on school improvement;
  • can be easily implemented upon return to school.
The course provides an understanding of National Headteacher Standards and accountability pertaining to vision, and looks at the importance of creating a school and community ethos through which the vision can be borne out. The course explores values associated with key elements of the vision. It examines the difficult questions regarding personal behaviours and expectations. Practical strategies to involve both pupils and all stake holders, including community members, are exemplified as is the importance of the values and behaviours within the school Behaviour Policy. Advice on creating a learning environment which reflects and reinforces the values is also included.

Course Objectives

  • To establish your current position; what is your vision for your school, who knows the vision? Does it steer the direction of school performance, ethos and improvement? Do your pupils, staff, governors and parents know the values and expected behaviours around the vision?
  • To look at Headteacher National Standards area ‘Shaping the Future’ and HT accountability.
  • To determine what a vision is.
  • To practise the process described to formulate a vision.
  • To explore values associated with key elements of the vision.
  • To consider behaviours within all groups of stakeholders which would facilitate the vision being achieved.
  • To look at how the learning environment can be a catalyst in the process.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Introductions and objectives.
  • Shaping the Future.
  • Key elements of a vision.
  • Consideration of national and local context.
  • Practising the beginning of the process.
  • Examples

Session 2

  • Exploring the notion of values to underpin a vision.
  • Behaviours which facilitate the vision and values.
  • Difficult questions re personal behaviours and expectations.
  • A case study which describes the whole process.
  • The Behaviour Policy.
  • The learning environment.
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Tutor:

Following twenty years as a successful Headteacher of three schools; Nursery Infant and Primary, Gill now works as an independent consultant, supporting school development in a range of ways. She has been a Primary Strategy Consultant Leader and in addition has coached new headteachers. She currently acts as a board member for NPQH. Gill has a track record of school improvement, raising expectations and achievement in schools within challenging catchments. Her school was nominated and won the first national award for ‘Learning Outside The Classroom’. Gill taught at Castlechurch Primary for twelve years. Three weeks after her departure the inspection reported the following: “Teaching is good and learning has been enhanced by the introduction of a WOW curriculum which has resulted in high levels of enjoyment by all pupils”. Ofsted Report, Castlechurch Primary School 2010 –

Feedback:

  • “Good structure provided in order to review and then create vision and values”.
  • [What were the strongest features of the training] “Practical applications- developing vision & values within school community- super”.
  • [What were the strongest features of the training] “How all the areas fitted together in order to create a strategic process”.
  • “The person delivering the training had lived it”.
  • [What were the strongest features of the training] “The belief in the tutor in what she was delivering”.

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