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Proactive leadership: understanding, action, improvement

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This course is designed to help you consider ways in which proactive leadership can have a positive impact on developing your school and improving outcomes for pupils. The content and activities will be directed along two interwoven strands: your own professional journey including areas for personal development, and your specific school organisational context. Delegates will be guided and supported along both strands throughout the day with opportunities for discussion, reflection and practical planning to take away.



  • Understand the leadership versus management dichotomy
  • Contemplate the reflective evaluation of your school's systems for improvement
  • Review aspects of your school's current performance
  • Ensure that your action planning is focused
  • Understand and ensure high quality teaching
  • Maximise the impact of meetings
  • Learn and understand the complexities of delegation
  • Learn practical approaches to monitoring and supporting school improvement
  • Enhance your personal development planning for your professional journey



  • Reflectively evaluate your school's systems for improvement
  • Review your school's current performance and improve specific aspects
  • Undertake focused action planning
  • Ensure high quality teaching in your school
  • Enhance the effectiveness and impact of meetings
  • Enhance the monitoring and effectiveness of school improvement
  • Improve and enhance your personal development planning


Suzi Clipson-Boyles


This course is suitable for deputy and assistant head teachers, and strategic middle leaders

Locations and Dates

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Available as tailored training - for further details contact us