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Phase Leader Training

I provide training and one-to-one support for phase leaders. There are different training options available for phase leader professional development.

Open courses

5 half-day training sessions across the year delivered via zoom with phase leaders from a range of schools.  This is ideal for new phase leaders.  Get in touch for details of the next start date.

Bespoke programmes

For groups of schools or an individual school, create a training programme.  This is ideal for developing 'teams' as well as individual leaders.

Online self-paced training

Online learning modules.  Perhaps add in coaching either via a school based coach or get in touch to book coaching via ICTWAND.

One-to-one sessions

Coaching and professional dialogue for phase leaders - usually 90 minute sessions every half-term.  Set goals at the start of the year.

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.  

Online self-paced phase leadership flyer
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