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National Professional Qualification Headteacher CofE (NPQSL CofE)

Course Ref: NPQH1
Start Date: N/A
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Cost: Free to SDBE MAT employees
Location: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, Multi-Academy Trust Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, Multi-Academy Trust, 48 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD
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Sessions:

Sun, 1st Sep 2019
9:30am - 12:00am
1 Know yourself as a Leader - know what motivates you and how you can play to your strengths.
Sun, 1st Sep 2019
9:30am - 12:00am
2 Create a culture of excellence - establish habits and practices that create the conditions for exceptional teaching and curriculum excellence to develop children’s wisdom, knowledge and skills.
Sun, 1st Sep 2019
9:30am - 12:00am
3. Lead teams with Dignity and Respect - tackle sensitive issues and have difficult conversations with dignity and respect to have maximum impact.
Sun, 1st Sep 2019
9:30am - 12:00am
4 Enable children to build character - find new ways to develop your children in the key attributes that are central to a Christian life and which employers value.
Sun, 1st Sep 2019
9:30am - 12:00am
5 Be a Community Builder - work in partnership with the church and community so that all in the community live well together.
Sun, 1st Sep 2019
9:30am - 12:00am
6 Build your Organisation - strengthen your school’s capability and capacity by managing people, resources and risks.

This is for the 2019/20 Cohort. Course dates and venues are subject to change.

Delivered by the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, this course provides rigorous preparation for senior leaders preparing for their first headship, heads leading both primary and secondary schools for the first time, and heads who have not yet completed the NPQH.

Through this programme you will strengthen your leadership capability and explore how your leadership can be courageous, graceful and wise in the context of the Christian narrative, virtues and theological wisdom.

1 Know yourself as a Leader - know what motivates you and how you can play to your strengths. 2 Create a culture of excellence - establish habits and practices that create the conditions for exceptional teaching and curriculum excellence to develop children’s wisdom, knowledge and skills.
  • Lead with integrity and use your values in your decision making.
  • Understand your personality, values, and leadership characteristics through examining different leadership models.
  • Grow as a reflective practitioner using tools which support your continuing leadership development.
  • Define excellence and lead with purpose in order to build a community that is resilient in the midst of change and confident to take risks.
  • Design, build and maintain culture through vision, planning and goals, and accountability.
  • Manage change with integrity both in school and your wider community.
3. Lead teams with Dignity and Respect - tackle sensitive issues and have difficult conversations with dignity and respect to have maximum impact. 4 Enable children to build character - find new ways to develop your children in the key attributes that are central to a Christian life and which employers value.
  • Understand the benefits and implications of ‘strong accountability’ and the Equalities act.
  • Have performance management conversations with dignity and respect.
  • Address sensitive staff and cultural challenges in a way that breeds dignity and respect.
  • Develop practical approaches to embedding the Church of England Vision for Education in relation to a range of school leadership issues.
  • Apply this approach into the Leadership of Character Education, with resultant impact on approaches to pupil’s character education and character development of leaders.
  • Describe your own character strengths in detail and know why and how talking about character and strengths can build resilience, self esteem, confidence and engagement.
5 Be a Community Builder - work in partnership with the church and community so that all in the community live well together. 6 Build your Organisation - strengthen your school’s capability and capacity by managing people, resources and risks.
  • Create partnerships with the church community and governors to facilitate school improvement and well-being.
  • Use a range of techniques to gather perspectives of stakeholders and develop engagement strategies.
  • Support other schools, for example through sponsorship, working together, becoming a teaching school, or NLE status.
  • Manage finance, staff and curriculum and develop the organisational capacity to take risks.
  • Support others in their personal, vocational and professional development.
  • Work effectively with a visionary and robust governing board on strategy development.

Staff who wish to submit an application to enrol on this course should first discuss this with their Headteacher.

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