4 FULL DAYS – 1st May, 3rd July, 9th October 2018 and 5th February 2018

9.30am – 4pm



This is an interactive opportunity for outward-facing, reflective 21st Century practitioners. This training is suitable for teachers working across Primary and Secondary, mainstream and special schools. The course attracts DfE funding reimbursement for all schools in Category 5 & 6 areas.


Effective middle leaders drive school improvement.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

  • A practical course relating directly to your setting, delivered through four face-to-face days over a year
  • A chance to learn, collaborate and network with like-minded colleagues
  • Facilitated by experienced and practising senior leaders
  • A focus on developing your skills and impact as a middle leader for now and the future

Facilitated by experienced and practising senior leaders; Jackie Shanks, Saira Sawtell and Gill Howard.

Head of Mountjoy School, Jackie Shanks is a National Leader of Education who has experience across a wide range of educational settings, including two previous headships. Her expertise includes best practice supervision and management of change in organisations. She looks forward to working with you.


Saira Sawtell has been teaching for 20 years. She trained as a secondary English teacher, teaching in secondary schools from Year 7 to ‘A’ level. Saira achieved Advanced Skills Teacher status, was Head of English in a large secondary and then moved into Senior Leadership. In 2016, Saira became Leader of Learning, Assessment and CPD for Westfield Arts College. She believes that middle leaders are the powerhouse in schools as they have the capacity to fuel school improvement and pupil progress.


Now in her third year as Deputy Head of Yewstock School, Gill Howard has previously worked in mainstream secondary in a variety of roles, including SENCO, specialist teacher and setting up a base for excluded students. She has worked across primary and secondary schools as an advisor for Dorset SENSS. Gill has a special interest in developing pedagogy and leadership as a focus for getting the best out of teams.

Cost: £1050 (DfE funded places available for Category 5 and 6 areas)
Please note there is no discount for TADSS Schools or subscribers for this event.

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