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Influencing Others

Influencing others can be a real challenge; whether it be your department, those you don’t directly line manage, the wider school or the choices of SLT. We are often completely reliant on others to get our job done – the ability to influence others is therefore crucial.

Teachers and support staff can opt in for 3 or more sessions of their choice from the menu below. Each session (except the first) will take place at Tapton begin at 4pm and finish at 5.30pm.

You do not have to be a TLR holder. Sessions will be led by a range of people across the Trust. There is no ‘project’ to complete, instead each delegate will have their own coach to meet with at least 3 times during the course of the year – it is this coaching model which we believe has a lasting impact on practice.

Choose the areas that interest you most. The cost of this course is £75 per session (with 3 coaching sessions included) or £500 for all 10 sessions plus 3 coaching sessions.

Please return your completed form to by November 5th.

Session Title



Led by

Creating the strategy, vision and values for your team

New to a leadership role? How to create a long term plan and a common sense of purpose for your team.

Using evidence and your moral purpose.


Friday 17th November – 1.30pm

David Dennis

Introducing a new initiative

How to get buy-in from the start and make sure you see things through to the end.


Wednesday 6th December - 4pm

Harkiran Grewal

Using data and evidence to plan your strategy

How to get data to answer the questions you currently have and prove to others the point you are trying to make.


Wednesday 10th January - 4pm

Adrian May

Effective Delegation

Are you a micro-manager? A control freak? Or do you hand over responsibility all too easily leaving people to flounder? How to share the load and trust others to deliver your vision.


Wednesday 7th February – 4pm

Kat Rhodes and Julie Cadman

Great Communication

There are so many ways to communicate within a school. Choosing the right time, medium and amount of communication can have a big impact on the success of the initiative you are leading.


Wednesday 14th March – 4pm

Kat Rhodes

How to make meetings work for you

Meetings can be incredibly productive but they can sometimes feel like a waste of time for some. How to ensure you achieve the outcome you want and involve all who attend.


Wednesday 28th March – 4pm

Julie Cadman

Leading and managing up

Do you have a member of SLT in your department? How can you influence the actions of staff who are senior to you?

Wednesday 18th April – 4pm

Viv Bates

Sustaining and embedding the change while nourishing your staff

Change is an essential part of an improving organisation but how do bring this about while maintaining morale and staff wellbeing?


Wednesday 16th May – 4pm

Andrew Wright and Steve Rippin

Difficult conversations can lead to positive change

Do you struggle to hold people to account? Do you avoid having a fierce conversation for fear of an argument?


Wednesday 20th June – 4pm

Angela Lant

Evaluating and reviewing your impact

How do you measure success? How do you ensure continual improvement rather than recurring problems and stagnation?

September 2018 (Date TBC)

Kat Rhodes and David Dennis