Overview

23 Feb, 20219:30 am-3:00 pm
Online

This Headteacher Standards training day provides the opportunity to better understand how to enhance good leadership in schools, in line with the latest Headteacher Standards 2020

This Headteacher Standards training day provides the opportunity to better understand how to enhance good leadership in schools, in line with the latest Headteacher Standards 2020, released in October 2020, and revised National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for leaders.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to explore the Headteacher Standards with the chair of the Head Teacher Standards Review Team at the Department for Education (DfE), as well as senior leaders and researchers driving forward effective leadership standards, education standards and improved attainment for pupils across schools.

The event will allow attendees to better understand how to effectively utilise and implement the new standards, through workshops and practical insights sessions led by experienced experts, as well as explore best practice for leadership in light of COVID-19 and related catch-up activities.

Learning objectives

  • Learn what the new 2020 Headteacher Standards mean for your school and understand the key changes you need to implement from the 2015 standards
  • Create an action plan to embed the 2020 Headteacher Standards and learn how it will enhance your leadership practices and development
  • Learn about the latest changes to the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and how aspiring and current Heads can improve standards through the NPQs
  • Improve approaches to the recruitment and performance management of headteachers

Agenda

9:30 am
Training Login and Accessing the Online Platform

*Please note this conference will run entirely via an online platform. Specific joining instructions and guidance will be provided to registered delegates

9:45 am
Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

In this introductory session, each facilitator for the day will outline what you will gain from each of their sessions, and also provide delegates with the opportunity to share their key challenges and areas for improvement, to better tailor the solutions required and the overall  delivery of this leadership training to the specific needs of the delegate cohort.

Malcolm Trobe
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Department for Education Headteacher Standards Review Team and Member of NPQ Review Group
Independent Education Specialist and Consultant
Confirmed
Helen Frostick
Helen Frostick
Former Headteacher, National Leader of Education (NLE) and Educational Consultant
Confirmed
Professor Qing Gu
Professor Qing Gu
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning
University College London (UCL)
Confirmed
10:15 am
Key Insights from the Chair of the Review: Examining the New Headteacher Standards and NPQ’s
  • Outlining the key changes to the 2020 Standards from the 2015 Standards, and understanding how the 10 Standards relate to the Teachers’ Standards
  • Highlighting the implications for head teachers and senior leaders, and how to monitor implementation of the new expectations
  • Advising on how to ensure effective use of the new National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) alongside the new Standards
Malcolm Trobe
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Department for Education Headteacher Standards Review Team and Member of NPQ Review Group
Independent Education Specialist and Consultant
Confirmed
11:00 am
Interactive Discussion Session: How to Embed the New Standards Within Your Role

A 15-minute interactive session in which delegates will be able to pose questions to Malcolm about the Standards, reflect on the work done since October 2020, and discuss how the standards should be utilised moving forward following the morning’s session.

11:15 am
Morning Break and Networking

Connect with other delegates to discuss common challenges via the virtual chat function, or follow up with further questions for our sector experts.

11:35 am
Practitioner Insight: The Practicalities of Applying the New Standards as a School Leader
  • How to take each Standard and apply these to different aspects of your role, to enhance not only your role as a leader but also the performance of the whole school/trust
  • How to improve school leadership more broadly through instilling elements of the Standards, and NPQs, as expectations for all members of SLT, with a particular focus on the 4 leadership-related standards
  • How to work with governors to ensure accountability for headteachers and leaders through the new Standards, and methods for embedding this accountability
Helen Frostick
Helen Frostick
Former Headteacher, National Leader of Education (NLE) and Educational Consultant
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Interactive Discussion Session: Mapping Leadership Accountability in Your School or Trust

A 15-minute interactive session in which delegates may pose questions to Helen about how to embed the new Standards as a leader, and share ideas with other attendees on how to ensure utilisation and delivery of these standards, alongside the accountability measures that are required to do so effectively.

12:20 pm
Research Insight: What Does the Research Tell Us? How Should It be used to Improve School Leadership?
  • Sharing the latest updates from EEF research around school improvement structures and processes, and how key elements of this relate to the new Headteacher Standards
  • Analysing models of collaborative leadership, and learning how to embed the new Standards across whole school leadership teams to enhance effectiveness and accountability
  • Learning from research around coaching techniques in relation to the roles and responsibilities of a headteacher as a manager of school staff, to help facilitate the practice of the six key Standards that build on the Teachers’ Standards
Professor Qing Gu
Professor Qing Gu
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning
University College London (UCL)
Confirmed
12:55 pm
Interactive Discussion Session: Learning from the Latest Research Findings to Improve Your Leadership

A 15-minute interactive session in which delegates may pose questions to Qing to gain further clarification on the latest research findings around headship and leadership, and share ideas with colleagues around how to embed this research into practical solutions-focused leadership approaches in your school or trust.

1:10 pm
Lunch Break and Networking

Connect with other delegates to discuss common challenges via the virtual chat function, or follow up with further questions for our sector experts.

2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Adapting Your Leadership in Light of the Challenges of COVID-19
  • Advising headteacher and executive leaders on how to fulfil all duty of care expectations relating to COVID-19 safety measures, on top of the usual expectations and workload
  • Sharing tips for improving communication with parents and managing the reassurances they need around school safety, pupil progress, and expectations from them in relation to remote or blended learning
  • Exploring how the content areas and leadership behaviours of the National Professional Qualifications can help you adapt your approach to headship in light of new challenges, and how to decide whether accreditation is right for you
Malcolm Trobe
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Department for Education Headteacher Standards Review Team and Member of NPQ Review Group
Independent Education Specialist and Consultant
Confirmed
Helen Frostick
Helen Frostick
Former Headteacher, National Leader of Education (NLE) and Educational Consultant
Confirmed
Professor Qing Gu
Professor Qing Gu
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning
University College London (UCL)
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Workshop: Creating an Action Plan to Utilise the Headteacher Standards in Your School

In this final session of the day, Malcolm will work with you to take the learnings from the day and create a plan based on key takeaways to help you ensure immediate actions from the training.

The session will cover:

  • How to define and embed both the ethics and professional conduct aspect, as well as the governance and accountability element, of the new Standards in your daily leadership practice
  • How to determine how the Standards relate to your role, depending on your level of leadership, and how to roll out the new expectations across executive and senior leadership
  • How to utilise government resources that compliment the Standards, including the Governance Handbook, NPQ guidelines, and National Leaders of Education (NLE) Standards
Malcolm Trobe
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Department for Education Headteacher Standards Review Team and Member of NPQ Review Group
Independent Education Specialist and Consultant
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Summary, Evaluation and Close

*Programme subject to change

Audience

This training day is designed for primary and secondary schools. Typical job titles will include:

  • Headteachers
  • Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chair of Trustee Boards
  • Trustees
  • Governors
  • Principals
  • Clerks
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Chair of Governors
  • School Governance Advisers
  • Business Managers
  • Directors of Education
  • Directors of Standards
  • Heads of School Improvement
This event is also open to local authorities and the wider education sector to encourage networking and debate.

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