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Preparing for Senior Management

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Brian McCormack

Brian is an experienced Senior Manager and teacher of English. After spending 5 years as Principal teacher of English, Brian moved into his first Senior Management position in 1997. He took on the role of Senior Depute in 2002 and after a period as Acting Head in 2008, Brian moved to the Middle East where he became Principal of an International School in Oman.

Brian has extensive experience in Recruitment and Selection at both national and international levels and has delivered successful CPD courses in Leadership and Management to aspiring and existing Senior Managers


NEW: The first years of Senior Management
Tuesday 30th October 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course focusses on 3 main areas: the educational context Senior Management in schools; reflection on current successes and areas for development in personal remits; and skills and qualities of leadership and management. In addition, the course looks at the benefits of target setting within the context of the Senior Management Leadership Team.

Course Aims:

  • To consider the current educational context of senior managers in schools
  • to review initial period as a senior manager
  • to give advice on managing seemingly “impossible remits”
  • to provide an opportunity for reflection on Leadership and Management skills and qualities
  • to give advice on personal target setting within the leadership team environment

Places on all our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

NEW: Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers)
Wednesday 5th December 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course focusses on 3 main areas: the preparatory phase leading up to applying for a post as a DHT; the completion of a quality application form which evidences achievements; and preparing for an interview, including presentation skills and interview techniques. In addition, there will be advice given on professional development and how to make an application form more likely to be selected for consideration.

Course Aims:

  • to reflect on the leadership and management skills and qualities required for the role of Depute Head Teacher
  • to provide guidelines for quality professional development necessary for successful application
  • to deliver practical advice on the completion of an application form
  • to give vital information on how to prepare for an interview
  • to examine the interview process and help maximise prospects of success, including opportunity of mock interview

Places on all our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty
- 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

The first years of Senior Management - 30th October 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers) - 3rd December 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018