Behaviours of an Outstanding Senior Pastoral Leader

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This course, new for Spring 2023, is designed to support experienced senior pastoral leaders and middle leaders looking to step up into senior pastoral leadership positions. The course will be made up from practical discussions, theories and techniques to help you start to think more widely.


  • Take time to explore the skills you need as a senior pastoral leader
  • Distinguish between leadership and management techniques
  • Explore your role in creating an outstanding culture of pastoral care in school
  • Understand how you can capture imagination with your vision and use them to align people to a whole school vision
  • Reflect on how a senior leaders time is pulled in different directions and have the tools to ensure you are both reactive and proactive
  • Take away some easy-to-use tools to help manage the stress of senior leadership positions


The behaviours of an outstanding pastoral leader

10.00 – 10.40am
  • Explore the different skills needed to be effective as a manager and inspirational as a leader
  • Explore the behaviours of successful leaders
  • Understand your natural style of leadership
  • Explore different styles of leadership and understanding when each style is effective and what the pitfalls might be
  • Hone your leadership style and creating impact
  • Role Modelling – Inspiring and supporting others to step up

Managing and leading people effectively

10.40 – 11.20am
  • Stepping up from a Middle Leadership role
  • Distinguish between leadership and management techniques
  • Understand the essential qualities of a good leader
  • Apply leadership models to lead people more confidently and effectively
  • Appreciate your own and others behavioural styles to build rapport with people


11.20 – 11.40am

The role of coaching for senior leaders in a pastoral setting

11.40 – 12.10pm
  • Explore coaching in the context of senior leadership
  • Use coaching formally and informally to support those around you and those you lead
  • Support yourself with coaching
  • Use coaching as a strategy to make complex decisions
  • Understand coaching in a wider context to explore how it fits in to the role of a Senior Leader

Capturing imagination with your pastoral vision

12.10 – 12.50pm
  • Creating and sustain a pastoral vision with the whole school
  • Use your vision to drive and motivate others
  • Explore how you, as a senior leader, can ensure each area of the school is supporting the wider vision in an engaged and innovative way.


12.50 – 1.50pm

Inspiring and motivating staff

1.50 – 2.40pm
  • Explore how to give effective developmental feedback to inspire change in the behaviour of others
  • Learn how to be assertive to influence and persuade
  • Understand how to motivate your team to aspire to greater efforts
  • Embed your whole school pastoral vision

Afternoon Break

2.40 – 2.50pm

Senior Leadership: High Expectations, High Challenge, High Reward

2.50 – 3.30pm
  • Contribute to the whole school strategic direction
  • Tackling school improvement priorities
  • Roll out your current leadership experience into the whole school
  • Ensure you support a culture of celebration and success


London | Thursday 30 November 2023

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London | Thursday 30 November 2023

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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