Wellbeing and Interpersonal Skills for School Business Managers and Other School Admin Staff

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • Behaviours for Learning, Leadership
  • Full
  • Primary
  • Leadership
  • Lunch Included
  • Refreshments Included
  • Free

Those working in the school office often find themselves juggling competing demands from a wide range of colleagues, as well as parents and external partners.

Managing both the people and the associated expectations can be challenging – and this course aims to shed some light on this and provide practical strategies to help increase wellbeing and effectiveness.

About The Course

Participants will have:

Explored ways to manage their workloads

Considered how to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, parents and others

Identified their own preferred working style: the strengths it brings, their Achille’s Heel and ways to minimise the impact of this

A framework for having ‘the difficult conversation’ that can be adapted to use with a range of people.

Using the contracting process to establish clear expectations and build effective working partnerships. This will include looking at how the RACI model can clarify responsibilities, accountability and communication.

What Teachers Say

The support we received allowed staff at all levels to unpick the barriers to successful behaviour for learning and develop effective tailored strategies for our setting.” Mark Anderson, head teacher, Huntingtower Primary School

“Steve’s support has provided us with a model and language to make sense of the emotional dimensions of behaviour management.” deputy head teacher – name withheld

“The HMI said that the school had been ‘transformed’ since the previous visit. I have no doubt that Steve’s work and support were a huge factor in achieving this transformation. His way of working with colleagues is subtle and takes people from where they currently are as a starting point. He forms excellent relationships with staff, and students enjoy working with him. He connects things together – whether this is people with people or people with ideas. He is very modest and enjoys seeing people succeed.” Chris Mallaband, principal of Langdon School, London

About the Programme Leader

Steve Russell has nearly 25 years of experience, ranging from classroom teaching through to behaviour support and leading a team of school improvement consultants. More recently, he has expanded beyond schools to include other organisations, as well as coaching individuals.

Whether working with youngsters, school staff, leaders, teams or providing one-to-one coaching, his aim is always the same – to empower them to effect changes that will increase their effectiveness and promote their well-being.

Steve is also increasingly being approached by other organisations to who are keen to draw upon his experience and way of working. These include: Kate Cairns Associates, specialising in attachment difficulties OnLine Training – as their tutor for the ‘Understanding and Responding to Behaviour’ module Integrity Coaching – providing support and coaching to leaders and leadership teams Peterborough Learning Partnership – course tutor

Steve’s experience and way of working also sees him engaged on an associate basis for several organisations including: the National Education Union, as part of their tutor team, Integrity Coaching, providing support and coaching to leaders and leadership teams, KCA, providing training and consultancy related to supporting vulnerable youngsters, ASEND and Avito, fulfilling interim-leadership assignments for schools and local authorities.

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