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Emerging Leaders programme 2020/21: Session 3 - Leading Learning Part 1 - online via Zoom(ID 872)

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25 places available
Single delegate £150.00
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This programme aims to support teachers in their 2nd-5th year of teaching to establish their leadership potential.

This 6-session programme is suitable for qualified teachers in their 2nd - 5th year of teaching who wish to enhance their understanding of effective working and explore ways to share good practice and develop their career. We aim to assist in retaining teachers within our profession and building a network of support to aid future progression.

Programme Structure

  • Five twilight sessions (4.30pm-5.45pm) to develop effective working and explore research as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning
  • Includes a meeting scheduled with each delegate at the end of the course to agree objectives for development
  • Sessions take place over academic year (November 2020 - July 2021)
  • Course facilitators: Sarah Parsonson & Nicola White

Programme Aims

  • To share and develop exciting good practice thus retaining qualified teachers to the profession
  • To engage with relevant research to provide the basis to positively influence classroom practice and leadership
  • To develop an understanding of effective working as a teacher and a leader of a team
  • To learn more about one's self through exploring personal styles, use of emotional intelligence and overcoming barriers
  • To develop coaching and reflection skills as part of the learning journey
  • To explore pathways to further success including the importance of achieving a work/life balance
  • To build a network of support with other like-minded teachers in the Benfleet area


For individual session details, please select our Sessions tab above. 

This course is suitable for primary and secondary phases. 


This session will be offered online following government guidelines at the time of delivery.  

No. of peopleDescriptionPrice
1Per Person£150.00

Programme Sessions
(All sessions take place 4.30pm-5.45pm at EITHER The Appleton School, Benfleet or through online delivery depending on current government guidelines)

Tuesday 10th November 2020
Session 1: Great Teaching Part 1 - Becoming an expert practitioner in the classroom through impact, reflection and risk!

  • Importance of reflection - participants have pre-course material (staff can consider relevance to programme and introduce key content)
  • Consider components of Great Teaching (diamond 9)
  • Introduction to action research to develop an understanding of how action research can enhance and develop 'great teaching' (explanation)
  • To consider findings of educational research in relation to flipped learning and metacognition and explore practical strategies that can be employed to trial in lessons (reading/discussion/plans going forward)

Tuesday 1st December 2020 
Session 2: Great Teaching Part 2 - Becoming an expert practitioner in the classroom through impact, reflection and risk!

  • To share personal reflections regarding flipped learning and metacognition through group discussions (spectrum activity)
  • To consider findings of educational research in relation to active learning particularly focusing on AfL including teacher, peer and self-marking
  • To examine the benefits of self, peer and teacher marking and its impact on progress
  • To evaluate the impact of reflection/action research in improving as a practitioner

Tuesday 19th January 2021 
Session 3: Leading Learning Part 1 - Taking others with you through inspiration, vision and values

  • To explore the concept of inspirational leadership and what it looks like in practice (participants could come with an inspirational quote)
  • Discussion of leadership characteristics
  • To identify current leadership strengths and areas for development
  • To develop and understand the stages of team development as a leader of the team
  • To consider the impact that various attributes can have on leadership performance (Mr Men activity)
  • In preparation for session 5, peer observations to be organised focusing on participants perceived areas of weakness

Tuesday 16th March 2021 
Session 4: Leading Learning Part 2 - Taking others with you through inspiration, vision and values

  • Creating a vision
  • Selling the vision
  • To explore the use of delegation, distributed leadership, motivation and feedback as part of the development of others
  • To consider the features of effective feedback in relation to lesson observations

Tuesday 20th April 2021 
Session 5: Forging Ahead - Pathways to further success

  • To share our learning development from observing other practitioners
  • To understand how emotional intelligence can help us on our journey to 'greatness'
  • To develop an understanding of the barriers of time and people and how to create a work life balance
  • To understand the use of coaching and reflection skills as part of our learning development and overcoming barriers

Tuesday 13th July 2021 
Session 6: 1:1 meetings with delegates

  • Individual meetings with each delegate to agree objectives for development
    (N.B. There will be some flexibility for scheduling meetings when convenient)


This session will take place online via Zoom.  Please ensure that you have received joining instructions, including an ID number and password, prior to the session. 

Please contact Denise Mair on denisem@thekjs.com if you have any questions or have not received joining instructions.

Use of Zoom
For those of you that may not have used Zoom before, please load the app onto your chosen devise then simply click on the session link provided or  select “Join meeting” and type in the ID number and password provided. Remember to activate your video and audio so that you can be seen and heard by everybody and select gallery view (tap on top left of tablets for this option or swipe right on mobiles) so that you can see other participants and your facilitator.

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room.


Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance Manager, Denise Mair at DeniseM@thekjs.com. 

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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