Core strategyTraining sessionDescriptionOutcomesTime
Have successful difficult conversations: kindly and quickly to improve adult performance
and conduct
issues
Core skills for solving successful difficult conversationsA key feature of high performing teams is talking about the tough stuff kindly and effectively.

This session will increase your team’s ability to have far more successful difficult conversations, issues which are a barrier to your school improving.
You will know:
- The three core components you need in place to dramatically improve the success of your difficult conversations.
- Your team will have a common framework for tackling these issues.
- You will know how to fix the difficult conversation you bring to the session.
09:30- 16:00
Individual session with your SLT
Adapting your leadership to grow the skills of the teamBuilding on the skills learnt for successful difficult conversations, you will learn ways to make your difficult conversations more effective and strategically grow the skills of your team.You will learn:
- How to further adapt your leadership style.
- Two great tools to help you have more successful difficult conversations and grow the skills of the team.
09:30- 12:30
Group session with schools on the programme
How to create a compelling vision that inspires your
team
Understand which values underpin your vision and cultureValues underpin your vision and your culture because culture is behaviour over time and values tell us what behaviours are most important in your culture.

Values tell us who we are on this journey.
You will:
- Clarify which values are most important to your school.
- Powerfully articulate what those values mean.
09:30- 16:00
Individual session with your SLT
Understand the strategic priorities for the exceptional school
you will create
Great organisations focus on doing fewer things well rather than lots of things averagely. By understanding what your most important priorities are and what they mean for your school, you will do less - better.You will know:
- The strategic priorities that will be the focus for the school you want to create.
09:30- 12:30
Group session with schools on the programme
Create your compelling vision (am) and
Environmental walk around (pm)
With your values and strategic priorities in place you are now ready to create your compelling vision, a powerful articulation of why you do what you do and what it is you and your team are creating in your school.

This is crucial to getting your team fully on board with the school you want to create.
You will:
- Create your powerful vision for a great school.
09:30- 12:30
Individual session with your SLT
Environment is emblematic of culture and it's a silent teacher, giving out messages to everyone who comes into your school.

We will show you the quick and inexpensive ways you can show a culture of excellence through your school environment – and it’s often not what you think.
You will have:
- An action plan of quick and inexpensive (free) ways to improve your environment.
13:30- 16:00
Individual session with your SLT
Create the 3-5 year plan to achieve your vision (am)
Keep your vision alive (pm)
(am) Excellence isn’t achieved in one-year blocks, so we create a plan to let you craft real excellence, year on year with a 3-5 year plan.

(pm) It’s one thing to create your vision, to communicate it well to get everyone on board, but you also need to keep it alive over the years in simple, yet effective ways.
You will have:
- Your 3-5 year plan to create your genuinely outstanding school.
- Know how to define success for each of your strategic priorities.
- A range of simple but effective actions to keep your vision alive.
09:30- 16:00
Group session with schools on the programme
Finalising your vision callYou and your trainer will look at fine tuning your vision so that you can finalise it before we develop the communication to share it for maximum buy-in with your team and community.You will know:
- How to tweak your vision to make it a powerful, compelling vision.
45mins (TBA)
Individual session with your SLT
How to communicate your compelling vision successfullyCommunicating with impactCommunication is strongest when it comes directly from a person. We will equip your team with the skills and knowledge to communicate with high impact.You will have:
- Understand the dynamics of communicating with impact.
- Techniques to make your communication more effective.
09:30- 16:00
Individual session with your SLT
Communicate your vision so your team can get on boardYour vision deserves to be heard with impact. We will show you how to share your vision so that everyone pulls in the same direction to achieve your vision.You will know how:
- To share your vision with the wider team.
- To take a measure of buy in from the team.
09:30- 16:00
Individual session with your SLT
Ongoing supportHT leadership support sessionThis is a termly session for heads only, where Sonia will support you with your current leadership challenges as well as getting the most out of the programme.You will be supported in:
- Implementing the training.
- Current leadership challenges.
Termly one hour sessions
Group session with schools on the programme
Total investment: £11,000 for up to 6 people, £500 per additional person (all prices excl VAT)