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Courses of particular interest for Senior Leaders

Making Headway

Are you a senior teacher aspiring to become a deputy/assistant headteacher? Making Headway will give you a clear understanding of both the challenges and rewards of this role.

A combination of centre based days and afternoon visits to schools will provide the opportunity to explore values and educational philosophy, talk informally to existing headteachers and network and share practice with colleagues.  There is also a practice application and interview session. This course will help you gain a greater understanding of your professional strengths, develop your leadership skills and give you the confidence to take the ‘next step’.

“I have found the Making Headway course the best professional development I have ever done”.

“I loved visiting the schools….having information and encouragement from the various professionals has been fantastic and inspiring. I now know what I want from my career – a huge transformation from 6 months ago!”

“The practice application process and interview were excellent preparation for the real thing.”

“Thanks to Making Headway I am now a Deputy Head!”

  • Making Headway East
  • Making Headway West

Transformational Coaching for Leaders in Education – Levels 1, 2 & 3

Presented by Maureen Bowes, Leadership Coach and Facilitator

The most successful leaders have high self-awareness, are able to engage others and have the courage and resilience to inspire change. This programme will help you acquire the personal knowledge to develop these skills and attitudes. Through discovering how to develop yourself, you learn how to develop your people.

"True leadership development - worth the money and worth the time".

“Transformational coaching not only empowers you as a person, but also the people around you”.

“This course gives you time and space to think about and practice ways of developing staff to find their own solutions – inspirational”!

“It has literally transformed some of the interactions I have had with staff in staff meetings, performance management and attainment reviews, conflict resolution and planning issues”.

Full details of all our Senior Leaders courses and for the latest dates and information.


Courses of particular interest for Middle Leaders

Three Steps Ahead

Three Steps Ahead has a proven track record in growing school leaders. The programme will develop your leadership skills through a combination of active learning, research, feedback, mentoring and peer networking, enabling you to feel confident about taking the next step on the leadership path.  The programme will also support schools in addressing the September 2013 revised Leadership and Management section of the Ofsted framework which refers to: ‘the quality of middle leadership in the school,  the extent to which schools are adequately developing their middle leadership and succession planning and the development of future leaders in the school.’

“The course was inspirational! I benefitted from working with a triad of people and observing other heads in action. The reading and research has helped me improve my leadership skills”.

“Best course I have ever been on! ..... I have used the skills I have developed to apply for leadership roles, of which I have been successful and am now an AHT….. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to develop themselves as a leader”.

“I feel inspired, fully equipped and ready to ‘jump’ into the unknown – THANK YOU!”.

Full details of all our middle leadership courses and for the latest dates and information.


Courses of particular interest to new Headteachers

New Headteachers introductory days

This day introduces new headteachers to key personal and support services within Hampshire County Council, including: personnel, finance, health and safety, governance, SEN, vulnerable children and behaviour support. It also provides a valuable opportunity to meet and collaborate with colleagues.

The days are held termly and are open to new headteachers in Primary, Secondary and Special schools.

“This course was well run and lead. It was useful to network with other new Heads and be given information and contact details of county services”.

“The discussion groups in the afternoon provided a good opportunity to network”.

“It was very helpful to have an opportunity to ‘put faces to names’, especially as I am new to Hampshire”.

Next events:

Autumn term date – tba
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Summer term date – tba

Booking is by invitation.

New Headteachers residential event - Primary

A two day residential conference for new headteachers held in the Spring term. The residential combines input from experienced headteachers, structured learning time and opportunities for discussion and networking with colleagues.  There are also bookable support service ‘‘surgeries’ offering access to advice and guidance from key personnel.

“The course was well thought out, purposeful and helped me make links to people and advice that I will benefit from now and in the future”.

“Lots of opportunity for reflection – helped me clarify my thinking in terms of key priorities for SIP next year”.

“The networking and professional discussion was great, as well as ‘down time’ to relax and laugh with colleagues”.

“Overall a great two days……I will take all sorts of different aspects and apply them”.

Next event –tba. Booking is by invitation.

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LLEs, NLEs and SLEs

Details of Leaders of Education (LLEs), National Leaders of Education (NLEs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can be found on the HIAS website.

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