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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 4: Personal Development: Inclusion by design in personal development

Hot Topic: What constitutes exceptionality in Personal Development? This training session will identify and explore the ‘drivers’ for the design of an inclusive personal development curriculum which can lead to exceptionality in the offer it provides.

Sharing: Participants will evaluate the unique and inclusive design of their school’s personal development curriculum with colleagues. They will work with colleagues to identify their school’s priorities for enhancement using an audit tool provided.

Collaborating: Participants will plan their third 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:

Feedback includes:

  • Really looking forward to the future sessions and working in partnership with colleagues
  • Very well lead. Clear objectives and a good balance of interaction
  • The session was especially helpful in making contacts with other colleagues

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 - 06/06/2024 13:30  -  16:00

Event Type

Face 2 Face


141 Springhead
DA11 8AD

Delivered by

  • Fran Rusbridge

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