Why Nuture? / New to Leadership: A Survival Guide
Free member only training sessions around the country:
19 March - Cumbernauld
27 March - Inverness
14 May - Kilmarnock
4 September - Dunfermline
27 November - Aberdeen
Book a half day session or a full day to attend both sessions.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Why Nurture? – Mary McKerrell
This course will look at the 6 Nurture Principles and how they can be delivered in an establishment as a whole class or group resource.
In 2000 Mary started the first Nurture Group in Glasgow while serving as HT in Anderston Primary School. Mary has always been very active in promoting Nurture and this culminated in her resigning her headship and taking up the newly created post of Nurture Training Officer for Glasgow in September 2013. For the next five years, Mary managed support groups across all sectors and in other parts of the country. She also developed numerous Nurture Training programmes for Glasgow City Council. The 4-day Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups training has GTCS recognition for Professional Upgrade, and 30 credits at Masters level from Glasgow Caledonian University.
New to Leadership:A Survival Guide – Aileen Spence
As a PT, DHT or HT and new to leadership and management, you will have the opportunity to experience a fulfilling, varied and highly rewarding role and you will ‘make a difference’. There will be many new and exciting developments and initiatives to drive forward with your team which may also present new challenges for you as a leader.
As a leader you will not be required to ‘know everything’ but you will be required to examine your interpersonal skills to effectively motivate, lead and manage your team. The aim of this workshop session is to offer support and advice through exploring the challenges you currently are, or may be facing as new leaders in Education and to share and offer practical strategies to help you to review your ‘self-management’ in order to strive to ensure a Work/ Life balance.
Before becoming an AHDS Area Officer, Aileen worked for over 30 years in the primary sector, latterly in the roles of Headteacher in her own school and as a Headteacher Mentor, striving to promote a collaborative learning culture of strong relationships and high aspirations for staff, pupils and parents, empowering staff to become reflective practitioners and to initiate change for the better.