Increasing Your Effectiveness as a New Assistant Head or Deputy – 3-day Module SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

Course date: 9th Nov 2021

This 3-day module is a rolling programme. The days can be completed in any order and can also be booked as stand-alone days.

£510.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: NEW Assistant and NEW Deputy Heads
Day 1 - Tue 9th Nov 2021
  • golden rules of deputy headship and establishing an effective school climate
  • developing lesson observation skills of teachers experiencing difficulties
  • securing accountability of yourself, others and the school
  • writing an excellent self–evaluation report
Day 2 - Tue 15th February 2022
  • implications for schools of the key messages from Estyn’s Annual Report
  • writing summative evaluations for the quality of teaching in the school
  • developing links from accurate self-evaluation to high quality school improvement planning
  • writing improvement plan priorities for key areas: literacy, numeracy and teaching/learning
  Day 3 - Summer 2022 tbc
  • developing qualities and behaviours of effective leaders
  • understanding yourself and others, including leadership styles
  • discovering the improvement strategies associated with the best performing schools
  • preparing for the NPQH

course attendee quote What people say about the New Assistant/Deputy Head course...

"Very engaging and knowledgeable! Enjoyed discussion with Gareth and other colleagues throughout the day. Lots to ponder on, actions to implement and useful pointers for effective SER writing - Diolch!!"    Autumn Course Attendee 08/112018
"Very informative and detailed information for newly appointed deputies. Thank you!"    Autumn Course Attendee 08/112018
"Hugely useful over 3 days - Having gone through Estyn in July 2018, the messages from the course were absolutely invaluable. Thank you!"    Autumn Course Attendee 08/112018

Course Presenter: Gareth Coombes

LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT/ ASSESSMENT for LEARNING - Gareth Coombes 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 Coombes 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! Most recently he is supporting schools in writing high-quality and much shorter 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. Gareth Coombes is currently working on materials to support schools in developing Successful Futures. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

CARDIFF: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay CF10 4AU START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
The Future Inn, Cardiff Bay