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Head Teacher Leadership Course

This course is designed to support the empowerment agenda, enabling participants to use self-evaluation processes to identify areas for development and engage in tailored development opportunities to enhance leadership and management skills and knowledge. The format of the programme facilitates the creation of sustainable support networks.

What are the benefits?

The programme will enable participants to:

  • enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to support them to effectively fulfil the remit of a Head Teacher
  • use self-evaluation and data effectively to identify a strategic change initiative
  • be reflective and capable of leading effectively in line with school, authority and national priorities
  • recognise the importance of effective leadership in improving outcomes for children and young people
  • understand the impact of coaching conversations and distributed leadership
  • develop confidence in constructive conflict resolution and difficult conversations
  • critically engage with research and apply new learning in practice.
Who is it for?

This programme is aimed at experienced Principal Teachers and Depute Head Teachers who are looking to move to the next stage in their career, or new Head Teachers who are looking to expand and strengthen their knowledge and expertise. The programme is aimed at all sectors.


The programme consists of 10 twilight sessions over an academic session:

  1. GTCS Standards
  2. Vision, Values and Aims
  3. Leadership Theories and Styles
  4. HGIOS4 and Self-Evaluation
  5. Leading and Sustaining Change
  6. Coaching Conversations
  7. Conflict Resolution
  8. Emotional Intelligence
  9. Engaging with Parents
  10. Equity and Tackling Poverty
For more information

Contact Geraldine Shearer, Scottish Attainment Challenge Leadership Lead, North Lanarkshire Council

Email: shearerg@northlan.gov.uk

Telephone: 01236 812316