CPLD

Continued Professional Leadership and Development

Wellington Global Leaders in Education Programme

‘Leading for Impact’

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Continued Professional Leadership and Development Courses

2020-2021

Our CPLD programme is available throughout the Academic Year and often, courses are repeated on a termly basis. For more information and guidance on how to book, please select the relevant course from the list below:

Michaelmas Term

Foundational Coaching

22/23 Sep 20

CLOSED

Leading for Impact

14 Sep 20

CLOSED

Leading for Impact

29 Sep 20

CLOSED

Foundational Coaching

(Invitation Only)

29/30 Sep 20

CLOSED

Advanced Coaching

6/9 Nov 20

CLOSED

Leading for Impact

4 Dec 20

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Public Speaking

7/14 Dec 20

POSTPONED

Lent Term

Foundational Coaching        12/13 Jan 21

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New & Aspiring Senior Leaders

20 Jan 21

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Leading for Impact (Invitation Only)

25 Jan 21

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Advanced Coaching

27/29 Jan 21

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New & Aspiring Middle Leaders

26 Feb 21

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Character Education

10/17 Mar 21

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Summer Term

Foundational Coaching

27 & 29 Apr 21

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Leading for Impact

21 May 21

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Advanced Coaching

7/8 Jun 21

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Public Speaking

15/16 Jun 21

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1.

Leading for Impact

“Emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership.” Goleman (2011:1).

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence and leadership
  • Enabling teams to flourish
  • Virtues, values, emotions and performance
  • Communication for flourishing teams
  • Understand from the evidence why “leaders eating last” has both intrinsic and performance value

Course Outcomes:

  • Identify your own and others’ values and how you can harness the power of these in your leadership
  • Understand emotionally intelligent leadership and practise the skills associated with it
  • Learn about the environmental and leadership conditions that enable teams to reach their potential and how you can introduce these in your school
  • Be equipped, via the assignment, to carry out initiatives in your school which will help create the environment for flourishing

Important Information

This is a core module for all leaders participating in the Certificate or Diploma for the Wellington Leaders in Education Programme. This Diploma is quality assured by Oxford University and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Further information about the Wellington College Leading for Impact Programme can be found by e-mailing ejb@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

This can also be taken as a stand-alone module and comes with a certificate.

The course comes with a practical assignment for participants to carry out in their school afterwards, in order to put into practise what they have learnt. Participants then have the opportunity to write up and reflect on what they have done in order to receive a certificate in leadership for the assignment. This has proved to be one of the most popular and effective parts of the course, as it embeds the knowledge and gives people confidence to try new initiatives.

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2.

New and Aspiring Middle Leaders

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Creating a vision
  • Setting and maintaining high standards
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities of Academic Leadership
  • Getting the best out of your team

Course Outcomes:

  • To raise awareness of key issues of importance to participants in middle leadership
  • To increase confidence and competence in dealing with the challenges of middle leadership in schools
  • To provide opportunities to share experience and good practice with colleagues
  • To encourage reflection and critical evaluation of middle leadership practices and professional issues

Important Information

This course is suitable for new and aspiring middle leaders in schools.

As part of the course, we will have a panel of experienced leaders from across a variety of schools who will answer your questions and discuss the key issues of academic leadership.

3.

New and Aspiring Senior Leaders

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Effective delivery of your vision and strategy
  • Overcoming leadership challenges
  • Reflecting upon a vision

Course Outcomes:

  • Learn how to know your own and your team’s values
  • Build a values-based vision
  • Learn to communicate your vision
  • Discuss how to create high performance teams
  • Apply what you have learnt to various scenarios

Important Information

This practical session aims to equip senior leaders and those aspiring to such positions with both the time to reflect and the tools to create and deliver their vision and strategy. There will also be the opportunity to discuss leadership issues that are of relevant interest to those attending.

The course will feature a panel of experienced senior leaders from different schools, who will answer your questions and discuss the key issues of senior leadership.

4.

Public Speaking

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Recognising your audience
  • Adapting to suit your audience
  • Key focal points needed to deliver a succinct message

Course Outcomes:

  • Identify areas of improvement to enhance your own delivery
  • Understand how presence, body language, voice, use of visual aids and language can affect how your message is conveyed

Important Information

Communication is an essential skill of effective leadership. Those who can inspire and transport their audience with them, by delivering a confident and clear message, can achieve so much more. This course will allow attendees to develop their public speaking skills within a supportive environment.

5.

Coaching – Foundational Course

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Principles of coaching
  • Continuum of helping
  • Coaching models
  • Effective questions
  • Listening
  • Identifying the topic
  • Values
  • Perspectives
  • Accountability

Course Outcomes:

Gained an understanding of how to use basic professional coaching skills in a variety of contexts.

Important Information

Coaching is one of the most powerful tools for unlocking natural abilities. It offers tools and resources to increase pupils’, colleagues’ and parents’ personal awareness, confidence, fulfilment and self-sufficiency. This approach leads to greater independence and long-term resilience. Not only does it support the performance, leadership and independent learning of pupils, coaching enhances teachers’ performance in the classroom by providing tools and frameworks for self-reflection and feedback. Additionally, coaching as a communication tool develops stronger relationships between staff, developing a more supportive and collaborative culture

As a participant you will learn to use coaching as an empowering communication and development technique. This promotes self-awareness, personal responsibility and action in yourself, your colleagues, your students and others.

The course features hands-on training emphasising participation and practical experience. You will have opportunities to coach, be coached and receive coaching feedback. By the end of the course, we hope you have gained an understanding of how to use basic professional coaching skills in a variety of contexts.

This is a core module for all leaders participating in the Certificate or Diploma for the Wellington Leaders in Education Programme. This Diploma is quality assured by Oxford University and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Further information about the Wellington College Leading for Impact Programme can be found by e-mailing ejb@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

This can also be taken as a stand-alone module and comes with a certificate.

The course comes with a practical assignment for participants to carry out in their school afterwards, in order to put into practise what they have learnt. Participants then have the opportunity to write up and reflect on what they have done in order to receive a certificate in leadership for the assignment. This has proved to be one of the most popular and effective parts of the course, as it embeds the knowledge and gives people confidence to try new initiatives.

6.

Coaching – Advanced Course

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Reinforcing the Foundational Skills of Coaching
  • Identifying, accessing and growing internal resources
  • Making long term or major goals a reality

Course Outcomes:

  • Participants should develop their coaching from the Foundational Course, so that they are more practised, expert and confident in the Foundational skills
  • Learn to use a range of additional tools

Important Information

The Advanced Coaching course builds on the knowledge and experience of Foundational Coaching. The Foundational skills are reaffirmed, improved and developed as participants also learn and practise new and transformative tools and techniques to enhance their coaching.

7.

Upskill Coaching

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • A brief recap of some key theory, philosophy and tools
  • Plenty of time to practise coaching – including observing others, giving and receiving feedback
  • Time for discussion about any challenges, encouragements or questions you may have about coaching
  • A safe place to stretch yourself and try out new coaching tools

Course Outcomes:

  • Refresh knowledge of Coaching tool kit

Important Information

This course provides a recap for those who have completed either the foundational or advanced coaching courses and want an opportunity to refresh their skills.

8.

Character Education and Wellbeing

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

Part 1: What is character education?

  • Character, virtue, well-being, flourishing and the purpose of education (and how it has been hijacked by other concerns)
  • Character education and the curriculum
  • Schools of character: how school systems and structures can support growth in character
  • Teachers of character: enlarging our understanding of the profession
  • The caterpillar process: an approach to teaching character
  • 2 domains of character education: moral and performance virtues

Part 2: How can character education be taught?

  • Creating a curriculum in character and well-being
  • Using the National Curriculum to create opportunities for character development
  • Time to work with colleagues from similar curriculum areas to devise approaches to character education through the curriculum

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand what Character Education is
  • Understand the links between Character Education and Wellbeing
  • Learn about Character Education as a philosophy for Education
  • Learn how Character Education can be taught both as a discrete subject and through the National Curriculum

Important Information

There has been much discussion of character education in recent months and the Department for Education is showing a growing interest in bringing Character Education into mainstream schools. However, it is not always clear what is meant by Character Education and often less clear how schools might go about doing it. This course aims to provide clarity.

9.

New and Aspiring HMs

The topics which will be covered on the course are:

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Values based vision
  • Enabling a high-performance team

Course Outcomes:

  • Learn from other HMs more about the joys and challenges of pastoral leadership
  • Build a values-based vision for your role as a pastoral leader
  • Understand what makes high performance teams so you can lead your house team effectively
  • Apply what you have learnt to various scenarios and case studies

Important Information

This practical session aims to equip HMs and those aspiring to such positions with both the time to reflect and the tools to develop their vision. We will have a panel of experienced HMs who will answer your questions and discuss the key issues of pastoral leadership.

Contact

Details

For queries relating to the WCTSP or to contact the Head of the Teaching School, please use the following:

The Teaching School
Wellington College
Dukes Ride
Crowthorne
Berkshire
RG45 7PU

Email: wctsp@wellingtoncollege.org.uk