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Online study option for school leadership development

Phase Leader Programme

I offer different training options for Phase professional development:

1) Live training via zoom with phase leaders from a range of schools.  This is known as an 'open programme'.

2) 'Closed sessions' for just the phase leaders in your schools.  A bespoke programme is created for phase leaders in the same school.

3)  Online 'self-paced' learning.

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Online study

  • Video tutorials from Vicky Crane.

  • Think pieces to stimulate leadership thinking.

  • Optional workbooks to help solidify your thinking.

  • Leadership tools - materials that can help you implement leadership theory and thread new thinking into your daily life as a leader.

  • Reflection processes and reflection tools.
  • Personalised support from Vicky.

  • The option to add additional 1:1 sessions.

  • Certificates on completion (for each module and course as a whole).

There are 6 study modules.  One study module is released each half-term, although there is no time limit on how many times you can return to previous modules. 

Each module can be studied at three different levels. 

  • Big Picture (1-2 hours),

  • Development (taking 9 hours to complete) and

  • Deeper Learning (an additional 3 hours taking the total to 12 hours).

Certificates are offered for each module and the course as a whole.

6 modules across the year:

  1. Understanding phase leadership, including the demands of the role.  What is effective leadership?  What does it mean to be a phase leader? How can you build a profile of your current strengths and areas for development. Ensuring your phase operates smoothly on a day-to-day basis.  The difference between leadership and management.  Appreciating how your role fits into the bigger picture of whole school leadership.  Building a vision for your team.

  2. Building and sustaining positive teams.  What do successful leaders do to build and sustain high-performing, happy teams?  How can you utilise emotional intelligence to build more effective relationships and achieve positive team dynamics? Effective communication, including running effective team meetings and considering 1:1 conversations with colleagues.  Knowing and understanding your team.

  3. Supporting colleagues to achieve their best.  An introduction to motivational theory. How to Set and communicating standards for your phase - implementing a team vision; Dealing with challenges, including holding others to account and having difficult conversations.  

  4. Knowing your phase.  Undertaking school self-evaluation from a phase perspective;  working cooperatively with other leaders; communicating your findings and planning next steps.

  5. Personal efficiency and effectiveness. Understanding yourself as a leader; managing your time effectively; evaluating your impact.

  6. Reflection.  Drawing together the strands of the course and utilising tools to help you assess current strengths and future goals.  Considering what sustains you as a leader.  

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