Available talks

Quick tips to help you have more successful difficult conversations in school

Breaking the Glass Ceiling of Good

Why a great vision and clear values are critical for excellence

Agendas

Here you will find the agendas for the three talks we currently offer.


Why a great vision and clear values are critical for excellence

(Duration: 1 hour)

Sonia has helped many schools develop their powerful vision and she will be sharing:
– Why a vision and values are necessary to move from good to great
– Why visions go wrong
– How to get your vision working
– The impact a powerful vision has
– The importance of values in creating a high performing culture


Quick tips to help you have more successful difficult conversations in school

(Duration: 3 hours)

Morning talk:
09:30 – 10:00: Common difficult conversations found in most schools (and how to fix them)
10:00 – 10:40: How to make sure your message is heard
10:40 – 11:10: Why are difficult conversations so important?
11:10 – 11:30: Break
11:30 – 12:00: Great tools to help in a range of difficult conversations (some practical elements to this)
12:00 – 12:30: Q & A

Afternoon talk:
13:00 – 13.30: Common difficult conversations found in most schools (and how to fix them)
13:30 – 14:10: How to make sure your message is heard
14:10 – 14:40: Why are difficult conversations so important?
14:40 – 15:00: Break
15:00 – 15:30: Great tools to help in a range of difficult conversations (some practical elements to this)
15:30 – 16:00: Q & A


Breaking the Glass Ceiling of Good

(Duration: 1 day)

10:00 – 10:10: Welcome
10:10 – 10:40: The glass ceiling of ‘good’ & your primary task in becoming outstanding
10:40 – 11:25: The qualitative shift to break the glass ceiling and move from good to great (part I)
11:25 – 11:40: Break
11:40 – 12:25:  The qualitative shift to break the glass ceiling and move from good to great (part II)
12:25 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00 – 14:00: The qualitative shift to break the glass ceiling and move from good to great (part III)
14:00 – 14:10: Break
14:10 – 14:25: How Heads up supports schools become outstanding
14:25 – 14:45: Barriers to becoming outstanding
14:45 – 15:15: The secret clues that give away how good your school is
15:15 – 15:45: Wrap up

Your speaker

Sonia Gill is one of the UK’s leading educational coaches and her leadership expertise helps Headteachers create cultures of excellence which transform the education experience for their children. 

Sonia is the author of two number 1 ranked Amazon books (Successful Difficult Conversations and Journey to Outstanding) and has helped hundreds of school leaders create the schools they dreamt of leading but haven’t yet achieved. 

Sonia is a qualified teacher who has taught children of all ages from Reception to 16 and, prior to setting up her Training and Consultancy business Heads Up, she led a number of multi-million-pound business areas at John Lewis. 

Sonia has a track record for helping Headteachers turn schools from good to great and the work she and her team do is loved by primary and secondary schools across the country.

Sonia is a regular speaker at educational events and her methods and approach have delivered a significant impact for hundreds of schools and made a difference in the lives of thousands of school leaders. 

Come along and meet Sonia and be inspired to take your school on the journey to excellence.

Contact us

If you’d like to book Sonia to speak at an event email nisha@ukheadsup.com

FAQs

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@UK_HeadsUp and @SoniaG_HeadsUp – we’d love to connect with you on twitter and we’ll retweet your tweets about the event.

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