Leadership Development Day

Friday 27th September

The Leadership Development team at TADSS would like to thanks all the delegates who came to our leadership focus event at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester. The feedback we received showed that we had a very successful day in developing Leadership skills for delegates from special schools across Dorset. Andrew Penman, Head of Westfield led the way with an address to delegates on ‘Leadership – The Best Job in the World’, followed by a keynote address from John Samuels who led senior leaders through the day on ‘Developing Coaching Skills as part of our leadership toolbox’.

The day offered leaders across schools from a variety of backgrounds a chance to focus on their own leadership training opportunities by listening to outstanding leaders, developing coaching and mentoring skills, reflecting on their own development through use of NCSL leadership development tools and also arranged coaching pairs to help with leadership learning now and in the future. Many thanks to all schools, who were able to release staff to support their leadership development.

Clive Padgett and Tessa Care

Leadership Development Committee Co-Chairs