This practical course is designed to help kickstart your management and leadership career. It is designed for people who are new into management positions and aims to give you the confidence to manage and lead effectively.

In this course, we’ll take some best practices, academic theories and experiences from within the teaching world and from further afield to create a discursive, thought provoking day. We’ll take time to understand the new skills needed to engage those around you, both managing practicalities of getting the job done, and inspiring your team to work with you to achieve goals. With increased responsibility often comes an increase of pressure, so we’ll look at ways to develop personal resilience to protect yourself and techniques to help you thrive under pressure.

This course can also be brought into your school, and tailored accordingly, if required.

Focus areas and themes

  • Exploring the behaviours of an outstanding and inspiring leader
  • Managing people effectively and with confidence
  • Understanding different styles of management and their effectiveness in different situations
  • Understanding the new responsibilities you have as a manager and the dangers of becoming over-focussed in one area
  • Strategies to build relationships with all those around you to get high levels of buy-in
  • Leading with resilience
  • Managing challenging conversations
  • The importance of celebrating success to maintain engagement


  • Increase your wider understanding of management and leadership
  • Take away practical ideas to streamline your role
  • Learn from others in a similar position to you
  • Gain applicable knowledge from industries outside of the teaching profession
  • Hone your unique approach to running your team
COURSE DATES Online | Wednesday 21 April 2021
Online | Tuesday 15 June 2021
  • Senior Leaders responsible for new middle leaders
  • Middle Leaders and HOD new or newish in post
  • Those in management positions looking for new ideas to improve their management and leadership
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an in-school course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.30am
Exploring the behaviours of an outstanding and inspiring leader

  • Exploring the different skills needed to be personally excellent as a teacher, effective as a manager and inspirational as a leader
  • Exploring the behaviours of successful leaders
  • Understanding your natural style of leadership
  • Exploring different styles of leadership and understanding when each style is effective and what the pitfalls might be

11.30 – 11.45am
Discussion: coffee break

11.45 – 12.30pm
Managing people with confidence

  • Understanding when to manage and when to lead to get the best out of your team
  • Managing the way we communicate with our team
  • Running effective, engaging meetings
  • Strategies to build relationships with all those around you to ensure you have support from all levels

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Managing challenging conversations

  • Understanding how different people can see the same situation from different perspectives
  • How to view all feedback as positive, whether it is an opportunity to learn, or a reminder of a job well done
  • Strategies to give challenging feedback to your team in a positive way
  • Getting the balance right between support and challenge to create a happy, hard working culture

2.30 – 3.15pm
Looking after the task, your team and the individuals who make it up

  • Exploring the new responsibilities you have as a manager and how you might balance your time
  • Understanding the dangers of becoming over-focussed in one area and how that might affect the performance of your team

3.15 – 3.30pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

3.30 – 4.30pm
Leading with resilience

  • Understanding how pressure effects you, and how your response effects your team
  • Learning to ‘control controllables’ so we focus our energy in the most effective way
  • Triaging workload to allow you to prioritise your time
  • The importance of celebrating success to support your self-belief and the belief of your team

Tim Hudson

Tim is a leadership and development expert with particular interest in the education sector. Backed by a degree in management, he has worked with a wide variety of people, from aspiring student leaders to senior managers. In the past two years he has run in-house programmes developing leadership in teachers and pupils in HMC schools, including a pioneering year-long leadership course accredited by the ILM. Tim has also worked with talented sports people and is currently supporting a project with a leading charity to promote and reward school pupils’ engagement in the local community. He is passionate about helping people to thrive when stepping up to leadership positions.

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