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NPQML (Online Year 5) Session 1 – Strategic Leadership for Improvement

9th June 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

During this session you will learn how to:

  • Develop proportionate and sustainable approaches to managing data to ensure an effective balance between data collection and teacher workload, especially when analysing performance data to evaluate progress, identifying trends, defining team priorities and developing improvement strategies (for example, in relation to disadvantaged pupils or those with particular needs)
  • Implement successful change at team level
  • Anticipate other peoples’ views or feelings and moderate your approach accordingly
  • Adopt different leadership styles to ensure the team meets its objectives
  • Present, communicate or defend challenging messages confidently and positively to a range of audiences

Learn about:

  • Data collection best practice, including the principles and recommendations in the ‘Making Data Work’ report (2018), Independent Teacher Workload Review Group report on data management, and the clarification statements of Ofsted inspection requirements
  • Tools and techniques to manage and analyse performance data on progress and attainment at group and individual level (for example, databases, spreadsheets, formulae and graphs), which is purposeful and proportionate, and understand when to deploy these and not
  • Statistical and data analysis concepts (for example, confidence intervals, statistical significance, sampling, correlation and causation)
  • Tools and techniques that support change management, including the effective and efficient use of technology, such as resources to support workload reduction including the workload reduction toolkit
  • Examples of successful change management drawn from a range of schools, such as workload reduction approaches
  • Personal reflection and self-awareness tools
  • Research into, and examples of, different leadership styles, including their associated benefits and risks
  • A range of written and verbal communication and presentation styles, including why these have been adopted in different situations (for example, to communicate with pupils, parents/carers, colleagues and external parties)


9th June 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
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