Thinking Deputies

A positive, collaborative problem-solving opportunity which will develop your leadership and coaching skills. The four, two hour facilitated sessions will address challenges commonly faced by deputy headteachers.

These sessions are based on the highly successful Thinking Heads session that have been running in Wandsworth for over three years.

Topics covered are chosen by participants but typically can include: 

  • Making Meetings Valuable
  • Leading Change
  • Making Lesson Observation Developmental
  • Having challenging conversations
  • Developing staff
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Stepping up

Each session comprises a focused input and a structured open forum in which group members will be able to set the agenda and share their experiences, suggestions, ideas and questions. This is a positive, collaborative problem solving opportunity using group coaching activities that you can also use back in school with your leadership teams.

A unique, password protected link will be sent to you shortly before the start time. The session will not be recorded and will be locked 10 minutes after the start time.

The session is best accessed from a PC or laptop with Zoom 5.2 installed, good audio and video and via a stable internet connection. Accessing via a phone, tablet or Chromebook is possible but your participation in the sessions may be restricted due to limited Zoom functionality. Please ensure beforehand that you can use Zoom from the location, on the network and using the machine that you will be using for the session.

Aimed at: Deputy Head Teachers

Venue: Online


  • TBC once Face-to-Face training is able to resume. Please check back for future dates


Time: 8:30am - 10:30am

Cost: £250

 Please note, any bookings cancelled within 1 week of the course will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the course cost.

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