Developing Teachers as Leaders (Formerly ECT & Learning to Lead)
Course Date: 
5 October, 2017
Future Dates: 
23 November, 2017 18 January, 2018 8 March, 2018 3 May, 2018 21 June, 2018
Course Times: 
16:00 - 18:00
Session 4: Stoke Hill Junior's School
Free to Exeter Consortium member schools/ £150 for non-members

Please note: you only have to book once for all sessions. Once booked, you are expected to turn up to all sessions.

This course is recommended for teachersin their 3rd, 4th and 5thyears of teaching

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” (Jack Welch)

Session 1 Definitions and Styles of Leadership

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” (General George Patton)

  • Transformational leadership
  • Distributive leadership
  • Instructional leadership

Session 2 Dispositions for leadership

“It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” (Dalai Lama)

  • Creating your vision for leadership
  • Goals for leadership, ie. Next 1, 5, 10 years.
  • Image and metaphor for yourself as a leader

Session 3 Knowledge for leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams)

  • What do I need to know about myself
  • Understanding metacognitive thinking to support me as a leader
  • Understanding the needs of adults/different generations to enable me to lead

Session 4 Creating a Culture not just a Structure

“Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other.” (John F Kennedy)

  • Systems thinking
  • Change theory
  • Influencing school Culture and climate

Session 5 Developing core Interpersonal Skills

“Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.” (Gandhi)

  • Communication strategies
  • Skills to facilitate group working successfully
  • Time management, planning
  • and digital tools to collaborate and communicate
  • Using conflict resolution skillfully

Session 6 The Future of Leadership

“Teacher Leadership must be a force for changing education – not a result of it.” (Andrew Varga)

  • Reflecting on my year as a leader and celebrating any ‘changes’
  • Impact on current practice/What have you/will you taken back into school?
  • What next?? NPQML, SLE, NPQSL, NPQH?

“As we look ahead to the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” (Bill Gates)

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Course location, programme and any course materials will normally be sent to you prior to the start of the course. All cancellations must be sent in writing as soon as the applicant is aware that they are unable to attend. If the cancellation is received 6 weeks (or 30 working days) or more prior to the start of the course, cancellation will be free of charge. If the cancellation is received between 6 weeks and two weeks (10 working days) prior to the start of the course a cancellation charge of 50% of the course fee will apply. If the cancellation is received after this point a cancellation charge of 100% of the course fee will apply. Exeter Consortium has the right to amend or cancel any courses as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

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