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Code: AAT/19/176 School Business Manager/Office Manager termly meeting (EVENT FULL)

In the fast moving world of Business Management it’s important that we meet regularly and keep at the forefront of any developments, internally and in the wider SBM arena. This session will provide important information and updates from Astrea Function Heads and enable networking and collaboration within our SBM/OM community. Updates will vary at each session and will be led by content suggested by SBM/OM’s, typically including a cross section of the following:

  • Functional update from Astrea Executive Director for Operations
  • Updates from HR, IT, Estates, Exec Support, Policy & Governance and Finance
  • Drop in sessions with service providers
  • Presentations from potential service providers
  • Opportunities to collaborate on decision making affecting Business Support and Admin across Astrea

Venue will be either South Yorkshire or Cambridge, decided by the location of the majority of participants.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Astrea Central Map
2 13 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Astrea Central Map

Code: AAT/19/58 High Impact Middle Leaders Programme (Secondary) SY

Session 1. The importance of Leadership Total Leadership.
Systems Leadership. Leadership versus Management. The three P’s. Reconciling Leadership, Management & Administration.

Session 2. Leadership Styles – Theory & Practice
7 Claims about successful leadership. 6 Styles of leadership. My leadership style. The emotionally intelligent leader. Leadership vision & Values. The self-reflective leader

Session 3. Effective Communication Scope, scale & standards of communication.
Quality assurance. Holding difficult conversations and handling challenging behaviours. Dealing with conflict

Session 4.
Critical Conversations Informal & Formal processes. Evidence. Absence management, Occ Health reports. Practical scenarios.

Session 5. Policies & Procedures Policies, procedures, practice.
What’s the difference & whose responsibility are they? What happens when they go wrong? What do Ofsted look for? ‘Fix & Find’ or ‘predict & prevent’? Charlie Taylor’s report.

Session 6. Managing Resources What are resources?
Three E’s model. Deployment, Optimum use, Impact, Stewardship, Benchmarking, Capitation review, SBM – Financial regulations.

Session 7.
Strategies to secure improvement What is strategic planning? Prioritising. Embedding a ‘culture’ or ‘ethos’. Planning ‘tools’. Improvement plans, ‘Project’ plans. Risk analysis. Coaching for development.

Session 8. Ofsted Understanding the Framework.
What to expect as a middle leader. Thematic inspections. 1:1 interviews, Evidence at hand.

 One to One Mentoring / Coaching as required:
• 1:1 ‘Mock ofsted’ interview / accountability
• GROW model of coaching
• Address poor performance
• Leading a high performing team as a middle leader
• Stress management / leading ethically
• Running effective meetings
• Managing upwards
• Team performance barometer
• SWOT Team analysis
• Belbin
• Personality Profiling

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2019 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Central Map
2 25 March 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Netherwood Map
3 22 April 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Netherwood Map
4 24 June 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Netherwood Map
5 16 July 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Netherwood Map