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Leadership and Management

Applications and Interviews

Target Audience: Aspiring and current leaders

Ian Fraser will be running a virtual twilight session on application forms and interviews to help school staff at all levels take the next step on their journey towards a promoted post.

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Date, Time and Venue: 10 January 2024 - 4.00pm - 6.00pm - Room 410, Council Buildings, 2 High Street, Perth or online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Ian Fraser

 

Aims and Outcomes: The session will focus on effective application forms, preparing for interview and interview behaviours.

 

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Internal applicants

External applicants 

Coaching Conversations Programme

Target Audience: Open to all staff. Recommended for those new to line management, including Principal Teachers.

The Coaching Conversations Programme will provide the opportunity to build on existing skills, learn new ones and increase self-awareness using coaching style conversations. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 

Programme 1 - 22 February 2024 (full day) - 9.30am - 4.30pm and

 14 March 2024 (half day) - 9.30am - 1.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth

Programme 2 - 23 May 2024 (full day) - 9.30am - 4.30pm and

6 June 2024 (half day) - 9.30am - 1.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth

Delegates must attend the full day plus the half day sessions.

 

Presenter: John Cassidy

 

Aims and Outcomes: Understanding of what coaching is and where it can support you in your role; Opportunity to develop and apply the core skills of coaching in all areas of your life; Understanding of the tools and models used to structure coaching conversations, giving and receiving feedback and direct communications; ability to identify areas where you could adopt a coaching approach to achieve better outcomes and the confidence to develop and apply these skills.

 

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Book here Programme 1 - 22/02/24 (full day) and 14/03/24 (half day)

Book here Programme 2 - 23/05/24 (full day) and 06/06/24 (half day)  

Closing The Gap Tool - Recording impact on the CTGT and using the Data Dashboard to support Improvement

Target Audience: Senior Leaders or Principal Teachers responsible for CTGT

During this drop-in session, our Attainment Advisor, Eve Moran, will provide guidance on how to evaluate and record the impact of interventions on the Closing the Gap Tool.  The session will also cover the new Data Dashboard allowing Senior Leaders to review interventions happening across Perth & Kinross, and to identify and share good practice.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

16 January 2024 - 3.30pm - 4.15pm - online MS Teams

17 January 2024 - 3.30pm - 4.15pm  - online MS Teams

  

Presenter: Eve Moran 

 

Aims and Outcomes: To look at the impact section of the closing the gap tool and provide examples to support completion. To explore the data dashboard focusing on its purpose, possible use, a tour of the dashboard and worked examples of use.

 

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Internal applicants

External applicants 

ELC Leadership and Management Programme 

Target Audience: SMT with responsibility for ELC

This programme is for those with a responsibility for ELC. The programme supports leadership and management of ELC, including participation in professional dialogue and undertaking a 360 questionnaire.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

14 September 2023 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm - McAvoy Suite, Bertha Park High School

28 September 2023 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm - McAvoy Suite, Bertha Park High School

2 October 2023 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth 

16 November 2023 - 9.00am - 12.00pm - McAvoy Suite, Bertha Park High School

24 January 2024 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - ICT Suite, North Inch Community Campus

7 June 2024 - ICT Suite, North Inch Community Campus

All sessions must be attended.

 

Presenter: Bernadette Scott and Annie Carr - Perth and Kinross Council and Jane Mudd - Mudd Partnership 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Support those with responsibility in ELC settings to develop their skills in leadership and management 

Programme Overview 

 

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HMI Inspection Information Event

Target Audience:  Headteachers

This event will provide headteachers with key information about inspection activity. The event will also support headteachers to engage in effective self-evaluation and improvement planning.

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Date, Time and Venue:  14 December 2023 - 9.00am - 1.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, Assembly Hall

 

Presenter:  Kim Ramsay

 

Aims and Outcomes:  To share recent learnings from Perth and Kinross Education Scotland HMI Inspections.  To reinforce the key role of Headteachers in leading and managing inspection preparation and process.  To provide guidance and support which will enable participants to engage positively and successfully with the inspection process.  To share approaches which will support highly effective self-evaluation and leadership of school improvement.

 

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Handling Difficult Conversations - Jane Mudd

Target Audience: Suitable for headteachers who have been in post more than one year.

This workshop will increase confidence and skills in Handling Difficult Conversations. The workshop will cover:
- Understanding how to deliver difficult feedback about performance, attitude or behaviour - honestly and proactively
- Learning to encourage individuals to accept responsibility for the changes that they need to make
- Understanding how to provide a supportive but challenging environment for the individual to make these changes.

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Date, Time and Venue:  31 January 2024 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - Peter McAvoy Suite, Bertha Park High School

 

Presenter: Jane Mudd - Mudd Partnership

 

Aims and Outcomes: Understand how to deliver difficult feedback about performance, attitude or behaviour - honestly and proactively. Learn to encourage individuals to accept responsibility for the changes that they need to make. Understand how to provide a supportive but challenging environment for the individual to make these changes.

 

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Improvement Methodology Training

Target Audience:  School Leaders, Headteachers, Depute Headteachers, Primary PTs

Training session will be built around how quality improvement can support school leaders with effective quality improvement planning.

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Date, Time and Venue:  8 February 2024 - 9.00am - 4.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Room 346

 

Presenter: Eve Moran

 

Aims and Outcomes: Quality improvement overview including improvement science theory. Understanding your system including selected tools. Creating a culture for improvement and case studies.

 

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Introduction to Basic Management and Leadership

Target Audience: Staff Working in the ELC service, school aged childcare who aspire to be a Manager.

This is a face to face session to explore leadership and management. The course is a basic introduction to leadership and management designed to give aspiring managers tools and guidance in order to develop their management role.

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Date, Time and Venue:

17 January 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

30 April 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims: This is a face to face session to explore the basic foundations to leadership and management. This Leadership and Management course will help you to develop the skills that are essential for all leaders and managers. The course looks at the different qualities you may adopt and techniques for motivating and coaching your team and how to maximise your use of time. 

Outcomes: By the end of the session participants should have a better understanding of the key characteristics of leaders and mangers and will be able to spot these differences within their own setting and be able to compliment the roles.

 

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Leadership for All Programmes

The Leadership for All Programme sets out a programme of development opportunities that many of you have asked for and is designed to build confidence, skills and knowledge whilst challenging traditional ways of thinking and working to reform. The programme will be delivered in a range of on-line, in-person and self-directed learning opportunities with a blend of theory, practical tools and methods and case studies.

 

This programme is co-ordinated and supported by our Organisational Development Team.

 

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Leadership For All

Leadership of Curriculum - Rationale and Design

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Headteachers and DHTs

This session will provide school leaders with support and resources which will help with the review of the curriculum and creation of a curriculum rationale. We plan for there to be inputs from the Curriculum Innovation Team in Education Scotland (TBC), central officers and PKC headteachers. There will be sector specific discussions and presentations.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

16 January 2024 - 9.15am - 12 noon - Council Chambers, 2 High Street

9 February 2024 - 9.00am - 12 noon - Viewlands Primary School, Perth

 

Presenter: Kim Ramsay and Paul Cunningham - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: To share and explore national resources to support leadership of curriculum rationale and design. To share local effective practice from PKC school leaders in developing curriculum rationales and reviewing the curriculum.

Outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of national resources available to support curriculum review and redesign
  • Opportunity to hear from PKC headteachers on their approaches to creating curriculum rationale and reviewing the curriculum in their schools
  • Improved confidence in leaders approaching curriculum review and design and creation of curriculum rationale.

                                                                          

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Leading in Changing Times - Jane Mudd

Target Audience: Suitable for Depute Heads/ECS Managers.  This programme is open to ECS employees in a people management role and is open to Depute Head Teachers and other ECS Managers who have responsibility for leading a team and managing change and improvement.

This programme supports the development of knowledge and critical understanding of leadership and management concepts and practices. Participants will participate in a total of 6 days (5 full days, plus two half days) of training and will develop skills to support them to further understand their role as a leader and manager and to develop skills to lead teams effectively through change and improvement. There is an expectation of undertaking a limited amount of work between sessions to put the theory into practice and to prepare for the next session. Please see full programme details for outcomes.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2023

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Date, Time and Venue: 

29 November 2023 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - NICC - ICT16

6 December 2023 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - NICC - ICT16

10 January 2024 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - NICC - ICT16

1 February 2024 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - NICC - Conference Room

8 March 2024 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - NICC - ICT16

16 April 2024 - 8.30am - 4.30pm - NICC - ICT16

3 May 2024 - 9.00am - 5.00pm - NICC - Lecture Theatre

 

Presenter: Jane Mudd - Mudd Partnership

                                                                              

Aims: To understand the role of culture, values and ethics as a leader in PKC, to further develop awareness of your strengths and areas for development as a leader, to develop knowledge, skills and practices to lead individuals and teams effectively, to build a network of peers across PKC to offer support and challenge during and beyond the programme.

 

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Leading Highly Effective Learning, Teaching, Assessment and Moderation

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Headteachers, DHTs

This session will introduce the Learning, Teaching, Assessment and Moderation Framework. There will be an opportunity to explore:

How to use the guidance for self-evaluation of learning, teaching, assessment and moderation

Resources to support leadership of learning, teaching, assessment and moderation – including

CLPL and support available to schools and LMGs.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

9 November 2023 - 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Pullar House, Room 12/13

5 February 2024 - 2.00pm - 4.00 pm - 2 High Street, Room 410

 

Presenter: Kim Ramsay - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: To share approaches to using the Learning, teaching, assessment and moderation framework to lead improvement in school.

Outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of resources within the framework
  • Increased awareness of the expectations for school leaders as set out in the framework
  • Improved confidence with self-evaluation approaches for 2.3
  • Improved professional learning offers in school for 2.3
  • Improved practice in learning, teaching, assessment and moderation.

 

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Needs Analysis for PEF

Target Audience: Senior Leaders

This session will provide you with advice and guidance on how to carry out a needs analysis to identify gaps and targeted areas of development for learners affected by poverty.

 

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Date, Time and Venue: 23 April 2024 - 3.30pm - 4.30 pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: To identify gaps and learners affected by poverty using a range of data sources.  To understand and be able to utilise 'big data'.  To understand and be able to intersect additional data and evidence.

 

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PEF - Aims, Interventions and Measures

Target Audience: Senior Leaders

This session will provide you with support in identifying aims, interventions and measures using Improvement Methodology techniques.

 

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Date, Time and Venue: 16 May 2024 - 3.30pm - 4.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: To understand the principles of improvement methodology.  To identify appropriate aims for the use of PEF funding.  To explore suitable measures for the evaluation of the impact of PEF-funded interventions.

 

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PKC Middle Leaders Principal Teacher/Aspiring Principal Teachers Programme

Target Audience: Principal Teachers in their first year in post as well as those in post for at least one year.  Those aspiring to a Principal Teacher post in the next three years.

This leadership programme is specifically designed for a group of up to twenty-five principal teachers and will focus on building your individual capabilities and capacity as well as that of others. The programme runs from October to March, with five core days and one twilight session.  It includes the completion of a 360 questionnaire and work-based project where attendees will be required to implement what they have learned in the workplace and reflect on their learning via a plenary session on the final day of the programme. It is expected that your line manager or a mentor will be identified to support you to complete the work-based project.  

This programme will run from November to March, with day one taking place on Wednesday 15 November. The closing date for applications is now Friday 3rd November.

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Date, Time and Venue: 15 November, 14 December 2023, 11 January,

8 February, 7 March 2024 - 9.00am - 3.00pm - North Inch Community Campus / Council Buildings, 2 High Street.

 

Presenter: Ian Fraser

 

Aims and Outcomes: to support and motivate principal teachers to increase their confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills of middle leadership, to provide an opportunity for Principal Teachers to widen knowledge and critical understanding of leadership and management concepts and practices, demonstrate self-awareness and critically reflect on thinking and practice, improve an aspect of the PT role by planning and carrying out a school-based improvement project.

Programme Overview

 

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Sharing and Reviewing PEF Plans

Target Audience: Senior Leaders

This session will offer school leaders peer support and coaching on their PEF plans. An opportunity to share good practice and seek support from colleagues.

 

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Date, Time and Venue: 3 June 2024 - 3.30pm - 4.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: To share good practice on the creation of PEF plans.  To understand the requirements for completion of the Closing the Gap Tool.

 

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Senior Practitioner Development Programme

Target Audience: Any practitioner wishing to develop leadership skills. ECP or SECP or equivalent.

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Date, Time and Venue: 19 September, 2 November, 5 December 2023, 8 February, 12 March and 16 May 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.15pm - North Inch Community Camps 

 

Presenter: Linda Reid, Pauline Linn. Sally McDougall and Wendy Baird - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a senior practitioner.  Engage in professional reading and dialogue to develop understanding of pedagogical leadership.  Develop an understanding of quality improvement and the cycle of self-evaluation.

 

  • Increased knowledge of roles and responsibilities of a senior practitioner.  Increased knowledge of how to be an effective pedagogical leader of high quality Early Learning and Childcare (ELC).  Increased confidence in professional judgement and decision making.

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