Senior Leaders Workshops -Developing the skills of Senior Leadership Aimed at: Teachers who feel ready to find out more about whole school issues, and areas for development as they prepare for a future senior management role.
Each session will review a key element of school leadership and management and support delegates to undertake a gap task in their own school in support of both whole school evaluation and individual professional responsibility. Delegates will be expected to participate fully in discussion and debate within each session.
Duration: 3 half day sessions Facilitator: Chris Gajewski – School Improvement Consultant
Chris Gajewski has had a broad range of experience within schools and local authorities nationally as a head teacher, school improvement partner and adviser. He is currently working as a freelance school improvement consultant and is also a lead assessor for the ‘Challenge Award’ which involves him assessing good and outstanding primary and secondary schools throughout the country to review the on-going quality or provision by observing learning, scrutinising work, interviewing staff, parents, governors and pupils and reviewing a broad range of evidence. His work is highly regarded by schools as he quickly establishes positive and effective working relationships through honest challenge and measured professional support.
Session 1 Developing the team This session will review effective professional development, leading successful staff meetings, getting the best from others, difficult conversations and ensuring staff feel supported and valued.
Session 2 Auditing Performance This session will review the auditing of school performance. In particular, data analysis, whole school evaluation linked to development planning and making Ofsted work effectively will be reviewed.
Session 3 Observing the School in Action This session will provided delegates with the tools needed to undertake a learning walk around their own school, draw out key strengths and areas for development and feedback findings to the head teacher alongside suggestions for areas of further development.
Attendance will support delegates to develop a greater whole school understanding and to take greater responsibility over time for school development and improvement planning.