Raising awareness of the role of leadership at all levels in raising standards and building the culture of the team or institution is important. Understanding the many facets of this role from nurturing colleagues, observing their performance both formally and informally and using data to inform good practice will develop your institution to become outstanding centre of excellence.
As a leader, you believe developing intelligent accountability is crucial for educational excellence, and goes hand in hand with the ability to accurately measure the success of your team or institution and to adjust the programme and your strategy for improvement.
You will have the opportunity to reflect on how you set the tone for improvement. You will consolidate your understanding of how external and internal data can be used successfully to indicate areas of improvement. You will also see how self-evaluation in teachers can be initiated that, together with non-threatening lesson observations, can build a positive climate for teacher to teacher and teacher to student relationships to create a learning environment and climate of professional collaboration that benefits everyone in your institution.
Supporting your teams.
The importance of language and tone.
Making data work. Understanding why you collect it and how to use it effectively.
Using evidence to support judgements about the quality to the education delivered.
Promoting that to the wider community.
Keeping things simple and manageable.
Insights from classroom observations.
Performance management and well-conducted appraisals.
Performance and standards.
Optimising professional development to improve performance.
The use of coaching conversations.
Teachers as researchers.
Developing collaboration and peer learning.
This is a dynamic and interactive workshop, with opportunities to share, discuss and develop specific approaches to the different topics and to adapt them to the participants’ distinct reality.
This is a distance learning workshop delivered in 6 x 2:00 hour sessions combining synchronous and asynchronous coursework.
Elly Tobin has over three decades of experience as a senior leader in international and UK national institutions. She worked for over 25 years in international education and from 2008 was Principal of a large pre-university college in Birmingham, UK as well as the Director of the College for International Citizenship offering short programmes in global studies and international relations. She has worked with A level, Btech, AP and IB programmes and is familiar with the examination processes of those programmes. She has also worked with WASC and CIS accreditation teams and has inspected schools at all levels and has also led intuitions through these processes as well as UK Ofsted inspections.
Since stepping down as Principal of the main college she has been working as a senior consultant for Consilium Education operating worldwide in delivering training for teachers and managers in Leadership and Management, EAL and school start-ups in a variety of global locations and on-line. She is also developing programmes for wider student engagement to promote confidence and leadership skills. Elly is a respected workshop presenter and keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She writes children stories as a hobby and is currently living in Birmingham UK. Elly was awarded the OBE for her services to education and young people as well as an honorary doctorate from Aston University UK.
On site workshops will be held in Lisbon or Cascais (Greater Lisbon Area), Portugal.
The exact location, as well as accommodation options, will be announced in due course.
650 € per participant, inclusive of materials in soft copy and certificate.
Dates for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced shortly.
This workshop may be taken as an independent stand-alone module
or as the third in the series of leadership modules after the
“Building and Leading Teams” and the “Striving for Team Excellence
in Student Achievement” workshops.