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Leading people, leading teams

Effective leadership and high performing teams are key factors in successful schools. People are a school’s main asset and in today’s increasingly complex school environment, leading and managing others effectively is crucial for school effectiveness. This three session course, relevant both for teaching and non-teaching staff, will help you as a leader/manager, or aspiring leader, to learn more about your own leadership style and how it impacts on others and the key drivers that can help motivate individuals and teams to perform to their best.

The course combines theory with relevant practical activity to give you a sound underpinning of the theory and practice of managing and leading others.

During the programme you will:
• identify effective leadership styles and practices;
• recognise the difference between leadership and management and how different
styles impact on performance;
• reflect on your own leadership traits and inter-personal skills, helping you to better
understand how to lead people;
• learn what makes a good leader;
• learn how to motivate individuals to willingly expend effort on a task;
• understand how to develop and influence others;
• understand how to lead challenging conversations that make a positive difference;
• gain a better understanding of differing personalities and what motivates them;
• understand how teams develop over time and how to build supportive and effective
• recognise and understand different team roles and their importance in effective team
• learn how to lead groups to deliver objectives and outcomes.

Programme Facilitator: Nigel Battey
Nigel was previously Senior Adviser for Cambridgeshire LA for seven years and has worked at The Eastern Leadership Centre, leading the organisation and delivery of senior leadership programmes, including NPQH. He facilitates and mentors on a number of National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) leadership programmes. He acts as School Improvement Adviser to a number of schools. He was also an accredited national trainer for the Training and Development Agency, facilitating training nationally for a number of TDA programmes. Previously Nigel has been headteacher at two schools.

Ofsted noted Nigel’s “inspirational leadership”.

Dates: The programme consists of three half day sessions.
Session 1 – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Session 2 – Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Session 3 – Wednesday 27th January 2016
Time: All three sessions, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Huntingdon Primary School, Ambury Road, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 1AD
Cost: £ – to be confirmed
To book: For further details or to book please contact Helen Sharp at
hsharp@huntingdonprimary.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375113

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