School Leadership 2016-17 Days 1 & 2

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Location: Huntingtower Hotel, Perth PH1 3JT
Date:   05/10/2016
End date:   06/10/2016
Course timings:   10 a.m. on Day 1 to 3.30 p.m. on Day 2. Coffee & registration from 9.30 a.m. on Day 1
Cost:   £380 per delegate per 2 day session

This well established and popular leadership development programme is designed for aspiring school leaders from junior and senior schools.  The programme provides an excellent opportunity for reflection and discussion on a range of issues relevant to school leadership.  It is a residential course, comprising 3 core 2-day periods spread over 3 terms.  There will be a Leadership Revisited event during session 2017-18 which will build on the topics covered during the core programme and be tailored to meet the development requests of the group.  

There will be a maximum of 26 delegates, who will be expected to attend all 6 days of the core programme. The residential nature of the course is a very valuable part of the programme and enables delegates to get the most out of the opportunity for networking and professional dialogue.  

Presentations, workshops and discussions will be led by experienced leaders, in the world of education and beyond.  This programme has recently been accredited by the GTCS for Professional Recognition – further information here – and participants have the option to elect for this route which will culminate in a written submission.  Participants are expected to undertake suggested activities in their school context in between the course days in order get the most from the course experience and to support reflection and professional discussion during the programme.  Background reading will be a recommended part of the course and relevant titles will be suggested as the course topics are covered. 

The programme will include the following sessions:

Your Leadership Signature: Which Strengths DRIVE your leadership? – Self Awareness

  • A Coaching Approach to Leadership                  
  • Leadership for Learning                
  • School Development Planning and Change Management
  • Fulfilling Personal Potential and Developing Strong and Effective Relationships
  • Managing School Budgets
  • Marketing Schools
  • Leadership Presence for Career Success
  • Introduction to Employment Law
  • Survival in the Hot Seat: Reflections of Experienced Heads 

As the course has limited places, early booking is recommended.  When you register for Days 1 & 2, you will automatically be registered for all 6 days of the core course.  Booking for the Leadership Revisited session will be confirmed at a later stage.

Term One: Wednesday 5 October and Thursday 6 October

Term Two: Monday 30 January and Tuesday 31 January

Term 3: Wednesday 3 May and Thursday 4 May

10.00 a.m. on Day 1 – 3.30 p.m. on Day 2 (Coffee & Registration from 9.30 a.m. on Day 1)

Registration closed

Feedback from previous delegates

'An excellent programme: very thought-provoking, helpful in self-development. Venue super.  Variety of speakers great. Networking very helpful too.'

'Fantastic, really inspired by it all. Made me feel more assured that I am on the right path to leadership, and confident to take next steps in my career.'