Leadership of Learning / Lead Meet
Free member only training sessions around the country:
4 September - Cumbernauld: Last few places available
27 November - Dunfermline: Cancelled
Book a half day session or a full day to attend both sessions.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Leadership of learning; a practical HT perspective - Ann McIntosh
“These days it is pretty well accepted that second to the quality of teaching itself, the single thing that makes the biggest difference to outcomes for children is leadership.” Leadership Matters 3.0, Andy Buck
In this practical workshop, there will be Two themes-
- maximising opportunities to lead learning
- gathering evidence and triangulating
The purpose of the workshop will be: To give you opportunities to discuss, plan and reflect on ways of working effectively and practically with our teams in schools; to reflect on personal approaches and to inform possible change and development.
This will help you to ensure that you can continue to effectively support confident teachers to improve attainment and achievement for all.
Ann is a Past President of AHDS and now works on leadership development for Glasgow City Council.
Lead-Meet: By you, for you
Within the emerging “empowering schools” agenda Local Authorities will be expected to support and promote collaboration and collegiality to enable effective and creative support for Leaders.
Training and collaboration across authorities is an important part of this. In an effort to play our part, AHDS will facilitate a series of Lead Meets where leaders can offer information and support to one another – showcasing practice and sharing or collectively creating solutions to tricky problems
You may have heard about ‘Teach-meets’…this is the same but for AHDS members to share and reflect on the challenges, successes and opportunities faced as a school leader.
There is no formal theme or agenda for this session – some call this an ‘Un-conference’! We realise that during our more traditionally organised events members often get as much from the peer to peer conversations that Keynote sessions and workshops trigger as they do from the sessions themselves. In these Lead-Meet sessions, your successful work or your intractable problem will be the prompt for the discussion and learning.
We will be looking for delegates to present to the rest of the group for no more than 7 minutes. Then the group can ask questions and discuss the issues presented freely.
Delegates will be asked to submit a note of the theme they want to speak about in advance of the session so that we can curate the day a little…to make sure we don’t have twenty presentations on the same thing – or to bring in an external speaker for a 7-minute slot if such a big theme does arise.
Each discussion will follow four key stages
1. Member’s brief presentation
2. Question and answer session
3. Group troubleshooting sessions
4. Personal reflection and planning