Leadership for Managers (non-teaching)

School Managers have a role in creating an environment where their team members are aware of the school’s objectives and the specific role they play in achieving them. This programme is aimed at equipping school managers with the skills and confidence to lead their team to establish direction and drive innovation. Developed by Senior Leaders from Advantage Teaching School Alliance, this programme will benefit managers and aspiring managers working within exams. finance, HR, premises, administration, IT and other non-teaching roles.

The sessions will be both interactive and practically led where participants will:

  • Understand their roles and responsibilities in leading their teams and managing change in an educational setting
  • Evaluate their area of responsibility and plan effective strategies
  • Develop confidence in providing stretch and challenge to their tam to drive improvements
  • Develop communication skills to motivate staff

The course runs over 1 full and 3 half days

Thursday 27th February 2020 9.30am – 4.00pm
Friday 20th March 2020 9.30am – 1.00pm
Friday 1st May 2020 9.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday 25th June 2020 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 1: What makes an effective leader?

In the first session participants will analyse their strengths and areas for development as a leader to distinguish their most effective leadership style. There will be an opportunity ti develop a vision and implementation plan for their area of responsibility to ensure that team members are working towards a common goal.

Key topics: vision, mindset, expectations, leadership styles

Session 2: Coaching for leaders

Learning to recognise the potential in others requires effective coaching techniques to help them realise their goals. We will introduce various models for coaching in the workplace and give participants an opportunity to practice coaching.

Key topics: listening, coaching models, questioning

Session 3: Effective time management and delegation

In this session participants will explore tools to help with their time management and the management of task. We will consider howto provide others the opportunity to succeed by delegating work, trusting team members and managing their own workload.

Key topics: time management, work-life balance; well-being; delegation; team work

Session 4: Managing conversation and meetings

Session 4  explores what it means to hold others to account and how challenging conversations can be managed. Linked to this, we will look at how to manage time and discipline in meetings to ensure participation by all attendees.

Key topics: accountability, feedback, challenging conversations; meetings; motivation

Session 5: Managing change

Education is an ever-changing environment requiring leadership which is adaptable to a variety of situations and circumstances. In this session, participants will consider how team members respond to change and understand how to manage change.


  • Alliance members £250 per delegate
  • Non-Alliance members £295 per delegate

Please Note: Programme fees are non-refundable.


Please email AdvantageTSA@osfc.ac.uk to book