DTSA Termly Headteacher Development Days

These development days are open to headteachers or appropriate senior leadership of any type of school in the city or county. The days focus on the leadership of learning and give opportunities to address your own issues from your own context.


The course will enable senior leadership to develop high quality relationships and partnerships, provide opportunities to share experiences and develop professionally and to find quality time to reflect and take part in individual, small and whole group activities that improve a head’s ability to lead on learning.


“Curriculum input in the morning was spot on for my school and our current agenda.”
“Always good to ask questions, only another Headteacher can answer!”

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Group 1
28 June 2019
11 October 2019
7 February 2020

Group 5
21 June 2019
4 October 2019
14 February 2020

Facilitator: Sandra Fletcher, Educational Consultant
Venue: Kedleston Country House Hotel, Kedleston Road, Quarndon, Derby DE22 5JD
Time: 9-4pm
Cost: £475

Headteacher Performance Management Package

The process involves around a half day’s work with the NLE (please see the list of DTSA NLEs in School to School Support).


During the programme you will self – review and suggest targets and then discuss this with your DTSA contact. Performance Management Governors will meet to discuss and suggest targets for the coming year and records of discussion will be made for your use.

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Dates, venue and time: By mutual agreement

Price and availability on request.

Headteacher Induction Package

NEW for 2019

We are offering a bespoke package for new headteachers from an NLE acting as a mentor/coach with the time to be used as agreed (please see the list of DTSA’s NLEs in School to School Support).


This will give all new heads a chance to learn about local networks and partnerships that new colleagues may find useful as well as an insight into local and regional issues schools are facing in these changing times.


Email bookings@dtsa.org.uk for more information.


Dates, venue and time: By mutual agreement

Aspiring and New Leaders Programme

This programme is aimed at those who are new to their leadership role – whether middle or senior leadership – and those who aspire to the next step in their career as leader.


During the programme participants will gain clarity about what highly effective leadership and management looks like whilst developing skills and techniques to help them to support and empower others. It will cover how to hold others to account and have difficult conversations whilst leading and managing change using a coaching approach/model to your role as a leader


“Good use of teaching and practical application to school-based issues. Great to talk to other colleagues and share ideas”
“Very informative with fantastic ideas of leadership styles and coaching”

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Facilitator: Dr Deborah Outhwaite
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 9-4pm
Cost: £375 for Partner Schools and £470 for a Non Partner School per session

School Business Professionals

Our School Business Professionals network offered in partnership with our colleagues at Flint Bishop Education is well attended with great feedback. The meetings are professionally facilitated by Michelle Richardson and include a national update and a chance to hear from a range of companies developing new ways of working.


An important part of the meeting is the chance for SBPs to identify the issues that they wish to discuss and future agendas are built around their needs. It is also a great opportunity to share good practice and where SBPs are new to post there is also an opportunity to be paired with an experienced SBP for mentoring support.


“Many points made in the HR session – always useful”
“Excellent training”

School Business Professionals Network

13 June 2019  – Finance
17 October 2019  – Health & Safety
6 February 2020  – Finance

Facilitator: Michelle Richardson
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 9-12pm
Cost: £60 for Partner Schools and £90 for a Non Partner School per session