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

Course date: 25th May 2021
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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.

Target Group: NEW Assistant and NEW Deputy Heads
Day 3 - Tuesday 25th May 2021
  • 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
Day 1 - TBC Autumn Term 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 -TBC Spring Term 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

course attendee quote What people say about this course...

"Another great day of training. Lots of ideas to take back to school. Afternoon session very helpful when new in the role."  Course attendee 06/06/19
"Final day of the 3 days. As always really enjoyed the day. Structure and content of the day relevant and effective, will have an impact on practice." Course attendee 06/06/19
"Superb course as always - all relevant and lots of upskilling plus resources to use back in school. Many thanks"  Course attendee 06/06/19

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