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Deputy and Assistant Headteacher Development Programme

Audience: Primary
Single session
  • Foundation
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Brief Overview

A series of half day sessions run across the academic year providing an opportunity for deputy and assistant headteachers to learn and develop new skills through training, networking with colleagues and discussion around current hot educational topics. Participants will have the opportunity to visit different settings and engage in co coaching opportunities. Each session will be framed by an aspect of the Education Inspection Framework.

Session 3: Behaviour and Attitudes: Everyone’s responsibility

Hot Topic: Recovering Attendance. This training session will explore and evaluate best practice in the recovery of strong pupil attendance, using Local and National research and initiatives.

Sharing: Participants will share their own school’s attendance context with colleagues. They will work with colleagues to design an action plan to improve attendance at their school.

Collaborating: Participants will plan their second school visit, through further exploration of coaching techniques.

To book a place on the remaining sessions please use the below links:

These events will also be repeated in Ashford on the following dates:



Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of educational leadership within local and national contexts and how relationships and partnerships are the foundation of a good school.
  • Use and apply the EIF and research based evidence within the context of different settings.
  • Learn and develop coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Use and develop self evaluation and improvement planning as a tool to successful leadership.



  • Session - 17/04/2024 13:30  -  16:00

Event Type

Face 2 Face


141 Springhead
DA11 8AD

Delivered by

  • Fran Rusbridge

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