How to be an outstanding Head of Department

Aims of the course

Participants will leave with a clear sense of their values and an awareness of their leadership approaches.

The main areas of middle leadership responsibility will be covered with practical techniques applied to real scenarios.

Intended outcomes of the course

  • Strategies to keep perspective whilst leading.
  • Tools to track student outcomes.
  • Tips for effective behaviour management.
  • Coaching skills for dealing with staff put in action.
  • Change management principles to take away.

Typical programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:45 Leadership principles to encourage resilience
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Data tracking, student outcomes, curriculum design, behaviour management
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Leading and managing people; difficult conversations, managing effective lasting change
15:30 Finish


  • I thoroughly enjoyed the section on managing difficult personalities. It provided practical examples and got me thinking about the best ways to react in various situations. I have rated this course as Excellent. I thought that Gill was very professional and really put delegates at ease. She was both knowledgeable and approachable, which made the training session pass quickly.
    — Carolyn Bremner, English Modern School, Year 5 class teacher.
  • The trainer knew her learners well. Professional academic conversation. Engaged session. I have rated this course as Excellent.
    — Kiran Mathai, Vice Principal and Head of Primary, The Elite English School, Dubai.


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