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Leadership Skills for New and Aspiring Middle Leaders

Practical skills and strategies to get results

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Suitable for: New or aspiring middle leaders keen to maximise their effectiveness in their role.

Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 8060WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Moving from a teaching role to head of department or other middle leadership role is a big step. This course takes a very practical approach to making the move seem less daunting by helping you to develop your existing skills to facilitate your new role. This course is suitable for teachers from primary, secondary, and special needs schools as well as FE colleges.

  • Analyse and understand the role of the middle leader in education
  • Recognise the implications of leading the strategic direction of a team
  • Develop strategies to lead and manage your team effectively
  • Identify your strengths and areas for development
  • Maximise performance of individuals and your whole team


The role of the middle leader and strategic direction
  • The expectations of the middle manager’s role in strategic direction
  • Creating a clear vision within your team
  • Tools and approaches to implementing your vision effectively
Effectively leading the team to meet the plan
  • How to recognise preferences in your team in the way they like to work
  • Building and developing the team for high performance
  • Strategies for encouraging team involvement
Developing your role to lead with purpose
  • Understand the strengths to ensure you lead with purpose
  • Recognising areas to be even more effective and planning your CPD
  • Gaining, reflecting and using feedback from peers, line managers and the team
Maximising performance
  • Creating a climate of success to influence the culture of the team
  • Effectively using the performance management process to ensure success
  • Planning and preparing for difficult conversations
Great information and clear indication of skills for middle leaders. Lucy Harrison, Liverpool College
Lots of relevant ideas and information about the managerial ladder that you would only otherwise find out about once it is 'too late'. Gary Brawn, Winstanley College
Develops thinking about roles and responsibilities that you would not get at school setting. Charlotte Leach-Rogers, Matthew Moss High School

Mon 22nd Jan 2018

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