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 Headteacher Leadership

PT Guidance Overview Training 

Leadership Development Programme - Recruitment Opens June 2022

Target Audience: Suitable for headteachers in post for more than one year and acting headteachers, expecting to be in post for the length of the programme. 

Programme Description: This programme is for a small group of headteachers, with a combination of workshops and 1 to 1 coaching. It focuses on the leadership skills and capabilities required to lead teams, change and improvement. The programme is facilitated by Jane Mudd, the Mudd Partnership. Professional reading will inform workshop discussions and sessions will be interactive.

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Dates: Begins 14th Sept

 

Aims:

  • To provide an opportunity for headteachers to widen their knowledge and critical understanding of leadership and management concepts and practices, including coaching, difficult conversations and leading change
  • To provide an opportunity for headteachers to develop self-awareness and critically reflect on their thinking and practice

 

Outcomes:

  • Increase confidence and skills in leading and managing teams
  • Increase confidence and skills in having difficult conversations
  • Increase professional reading, raising awareness of leadership and management concepts and practices

 

Apply via FORM 

 

Further Information

 

Closing date for applications: 26 August 2022

Taking a Coaching Approach - Recruitment Opens June 2022

Target Audience: Headteachers and Depute Headteachers

Programme Description: Two cohorts will work in small groups with Mudd Partnership over two days. The programme will strengthen coaching skills.

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Dates: Cohort 1 - 16 Nov & 25 Jan, Cohort 2 - 1 Feb & 30 Mar

 

Aims:  

  • To identify what makes a conversation effective.
  • To explore the value of taking a coaching approach to improve the effectiveness of conversations.
  • To raise awareness off areas of personal strength and development with regard to taking a coaching approach
  • To learn and practice the fundamental skills, approaches and techniques used when taking a coaching approach.?

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  • To work with tools and approaches to improve effectiveness in motivating, delegating and influencing

 

Outcomes:

  • To have refreshed knowledge of coaching approaches and increased confidence and skills to adopt a range of coaching roles and styles
  • To have identified their own coaching strengths and development needs and a plan to further improve effectiveness

 

Apply via FORM

 

Further Information

 

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2022

Critical Colleague Training - Recruitment Opens June 2022

Target Audience: Headteachers 

Programme Description: This programme is designed to provide critical colleagues with key information about the expectations of their role and responsibilities in supporting their identified school leader. It is also designed to develop and enhance attendees’ skills in coaching and mentoring. 

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Dates: Thurs 15 Sept 22 (all day) and Mon 16 Jan 23 (half day)

 

Aims:

  • To raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities of a Critical Colleague in PKC
  • To refresh your knowledge of the principles and skills of mentoring and coaching
  • To consider the theoretical underpinning of mentoring and coaching
  • To refresh your knowledge of learning styles and to reflect on your personal learning style

 

Outcomes:

  • Critical colleagues will have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities
  • Critical colleagues will have refreshed knowledge of mentoring and coaching approaches and be able to adopt a range of mentoring and coaching roles and styles
  • Critical colleagues will be able to identify their own mentoring and coaching strengths and development needs
  • Critical colleagues will have refreshed knowledge of learning styles and how they impact on leadership

Apply via: FORM

 

Further Information

 

Talking Teas - Recruitment Opens September 2022

Target Audience: New to Post Headteachers Participation Required. Invited: All Headteachers, Business Managers, Depute Headteachers and Principal Teachers

Programme Description:

The PKC Leadership Induction Programme (Talking Teas) supports school leaders across ECS with management approaches and procedures. For new to post headteachers, it runs alongside the Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative Leadership Development and Induction Programme.  

 

The Talking Tea workshops are designed as an introduction and refresher of PKC management procedures, resources and approaches. They are led by central teams from all key services.

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Dates: TBC

 

Aims:

  • To strengthen educational leadership, supporting attendees to grow and develop as leaders
  • To increase awareness of processes, protocols and resources required for educational leaders in PKC
  • To build professional collaborations and networks to enable personal and professional growth
  • Provide a safe and confidential forum to explore and address critical or wicked issues
  • Promote and exemplify the value and benefit of working alongside and learning from others

 

Outcomes:

  • Increase confidence and skills in educational leadership
  • Raised awareness and confidence in implementing PKC approaches for school leaders
  • Establishment of self-sustaining and supportive professional networks for newly appointed headteachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Scotland Leadership Programmes

***NEW Educator Leadership Programme***

Supporting Teacher Leadership

Aspiring to Middle Leadership

Collaborative Middle Leadership

Middle Leaders - Leading Change

Towards Headship

Into Headship

In Headship

Leadership of Early Learning

Excellence in Headship

Evolving Systems Thinking

Leading Systems Change

Please refer to the Education Scotland website for further information about each programme, the target audience and the recruitment process. 

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 Useful Leadership Links


GTCS Standards for Leadership and Management    

 

ILM (Institute of Leaders and Managers)   

 

CMI (Chartered Management Institute) 

 

Step into Leadership SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council)   

 

ESHA (European School Heads Association)