Leadership Network

Date to be confirmed soon!

 Gearies Primary School

Waremead Road, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6TF (entrance to Gants Hill Partnership Teaching Alliance)

Aims of the Network:

  • to offer support to our key focus groups: Assistant Heads and Deputy Heads
  • to give you support and guidance to help you navigate your way from middle leadership to senior leadership, helping you to shift your thinking to a whole school focus.
  • to provide a forum to ask questions and develop your skills as a Senior Leader
  • to look at leadership skills, leadership vs management and leaders’ personal qualities. We will recognise the transition to becoming a Senior Leader and developing the skills to hold staff at all levels to account.

The agendas for each meeting are negotiated with the attendees in advance, in order to better meet perceived needs and address current priorities.


 Parental Engagement

We will be reviewing current research along with the strategies and initiatives that are used by schools to increase parental engagement in different contexts. In addition, we will be discussing potential barriers and suggesting ways that these can be overcome.

Led by Alex Dias and Lisa Shepherd

 Network Leaders:

Alex Dias (Deputy Head at Gearies Primary school)

and Lisa Shepherd (Co-Head Teacher at Eastbury Primary school)

Joining the Network:

How to book: please contact Stella Kalaidzi (Teaching Alliance Administrator) stella@ghpta.co.uk, or 85501803, giving name, school, e-mail address.

 Network Costs:

There is no charge for attendance at the network meetings.