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Developing Effective Teams


“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other." Simon Sinek


We all know that effective teams can accomplish so much more than individuals working alone; but schools can be inherently insular places. This course will aim to raise teamwork leading to higher innovation, job satisfaction and productivity.


Who is this course for:

Middle or senior leaders who can then take away the skills and ideas from the course to work with their own teams.


Course details:

Areas of particular focus will include: identifying team purpose and aims, creating a culture of optimism, building trust, positivity and success, motivation, running effective meetings, building healthy relationships, communication, tough conversations and dealing with problems, overload and time management. Skills will be developed through a variety of hands-on practical activities and studying case studies, as well as reflecting on own practice.

We will also examine many aspects of developing collaborative practice, including common purpose, professional autonomy, collaborative inquiry, responsibility versus accountability, mutual dialogue and collective practices.

Attendees will be asked to reflect on how these elements exist and can be strengthened in their own context.


By the end of the course:

Delegates will have a deeper appreciation of how different team members can contribute towards team goals, along with a range of practical strategies that can be implemented to ensure ongoing effective teamwork.


Format and cost:

This training can be delivered in a number of formats, including full-day INSET, half-day, twilight sessions etc., according to school needs. Follow-up sessions to reflect upon actions taken, can be extremely beneficial. Please contact us so we can discuss this with you.


What delegates have said:

"The training was provided in a constructive and effective manner, with a real focus on how, as well as what, things could be done.”