Leadership Network

Thursday 2nd APRIL 2020 (Cancelled – new date to be confirmed)

from 2pm – 4.30PM 

Eastbury Primary School,

Dawson Ave, Barking IG11 9QQ (020 8477 9910)

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.


 Initiating Difficult Conversations

Discussing ways to empower staff at all levels to initiate difficult conversation, and creating a culture where this is the norm

Led by Lisa Shepherd

Facilitating Change as a Leader

Discussing ways to manage change, and why it is that some people cope with change better than others, and why it is that others might not be accepting/embracing the changes that you are trying to implement.

Led by Alex Dias

 Network Leaders:

Alex Dias (Deputy Head at Gearies Primary school)

and Lisa Shepherd (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.