Preparing for a TLR and/or Increasing your Effectiveness as you move to UPS - 3 day course - 1 per term Autumn Term


Target GroupTeachers showing early signs of leadership, those seeking a TLR or those looking to advance to UPS.


22 November 2018
Price: £ 558.00
Venue: Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Time: 8:30 am registration for 9 am start
Cost of course is £465+ VAT

 This 3 day course is a rolling programme. The days can be completed in any order.


Day 1 -Thursday 22nd November 2018
• what is leadership? Understanding and using the leadership standards
• developing a passion and vision for an aspect of school life
• understanding excellent practices in teaching and learning
• gaining further influence with wider audiences, including governors

Day 2 -Thursday 21st March 2019

• understanding Estyn: recording and reporting using evaluative language
• planning and undertaking evaluations including listening to learners and planning
• creating and analysing a high quality learning environment
• understanding and using data to improve performance

Day 3 - Thursday 20th June 2019 
• devising effective action plans for subjects and areas of responsibility
• developing coaching skills
• giving effective developmental feedback to LSAs
• widen practices to reduce the impact of poverty on under-achievement


Course Provider: Gareth Coombes

Gareth is an Educational Consultant, he has 17 years’ advisory experience. Previously he has worked as a Challenge Adviser, a Lead Adviser in Newport LA, with a key responsibility for leadership and teaching and learning across the city's 54 primary schools. Prior to that Gareth worked in Torfaen and in an earlier life was a very successful primary headteacher.
Gareth is an Estyn Inspector of both Key Stage 2 and Foundation Phase. He is experienced in international working, particularly in the Far East, most recently in Dubai and Myanmar. 
In his INSET, he will outline successful strategies, citing the many instances of excellent and good practices that he observes on his travels. His Inset is underpinned by up-to-date educational research. He believes in supporting schools with the 'how to do it' as opposed to the 'what to do'. His style is engaging and varied! He tells it as it is! He has presented at range of conferences.
Gareth’s fields of expertise are all aspects of leadership and effective teaching and learning. He has created a series of supportive educational products, particularly Leadership Continua, Middle Leaders Continua, Continua for LSAs, Continua for Kids and materials to support effective self-evaluation and work scrutiny.  More recently he has been supporting schools with the writing of shorter, high-quality  SERs!
In partnership, he has re-launched Teaching Continua, currently used in over 500 schools, as an on-line developmental self-evaluation tool for teachers and school development. He is currently working on materials to support schools in developing Successful Futures.