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(17) Preparing for Senior Leadership (The Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London, 10 March 2020)

This course is for: Aspiring Deputy Heads, Directors of Studies, Assistant Heads and other senior leadership roles.


Course Outcomes – by the end of the course delegates will have:

  • Learnt about senior leadership roles and their opportunities and challenges
  • Gained awareness of different leadership styles and approaches, and the characteristics of excellent senior leaders
  • Understood their own development needs and career pathways in preparation for a senior leadership role
  • Learnt about the application, interview and recruitment process
  • Developed insight into making an effective transition to a senior leadership role

09:45 – 10:10

Arrival, registration and coffee

10:10 – 10:15

Welcome and introduction

Jill Berry, former Head and Educational Consultant

10:15 – 11:15

Session 1: ‘Leadership Styles and Team Building’

Clare Barnett, Synergia Coaching

11.15 – 11.30


11:30 – 12:30

Session 2: ‘What the Head is looking for’

Jill Berry

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Session 3: ‘Making the transition to Senior Leader’

Lisa Gritti, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Nottingham High School

14:30 – 14.45


14:45 – 15:45

Session 4: How well do you measure up as a leader?

Jill Berry


Closing remarks and depart

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