Priming the Engine: Effective Leadership (Two-Day Course)

Leading from the Middle

CPD for Teachers

One of our expert trainers will deliver this training for you. All In-School training is tailor-made to your school's specific needs. trainer profile

About this course

As an award-nominated author (Best Secondary Resource at BESA Awards) for 'The Subject Leader' - Steve is uniquely placed to offer expert guidance, ideas and strategies on how to fulfill the role of Subject Leader effectively. Steve has delivered this course to several thousand teachers over the last seven years and it is Dragonfly Training’s most popular course. Delegate feedback is always massively positive with delegates regularly commenting that the course is ‘inspirational’, ‘grounded in reality’ and hugely relevant to their role.



Full Course Content

Course Outcomes:

  • Focus on leadership of learning
  • Rigorous self-evaluation of leadership and management: key differences
  • Leadership and management: key differences
  • Handling difficult conversations and difficult people


Course Outline:

DAY ONE: VISION AND RIGOUR - Setting the Context

Skills, disposition and features of a successful Middle Leader

Leadership of Learning

Primary focus and why it’s important

Reducing variance in teacher performance


DAY ONE: VISION AND RIGOUR - Self-evaluation/Self-inspection

Interrogating data

Sampling - what does and doesn't work

Lesson observations - what they do and don't show

Subject meetings - getting more out of them


DAY 2: PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS - Leading and Managing

Leading and managing the differences

What kind of leader are you?

Types and preferences

Building teams


DAY 2: PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS Managing time, pressures and stresses caused by others

Time management

Difficult conversations

Difficult colleagues

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