School Improvement Partner
The Mulberry Bush training programme, endorsed with a Crossfields Institute Quality Mark, will provide experienced, effective special and alternative provider (AP) school leaders with the skills and knowledge to become a School Improvement Partner (SIP).
This will be of benefit to leaders’ own school/organisation, as well as helping them to provide support and share good practice with other special and AP schools.
Led by two very experienced special school leaders/SIPs you will take part in 6 days training at The Mulberry Bush Third Space, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
You also will apply your learning in two practice days working as a SIP. Following this you will be invited to join The Mulberry Bush SIP network, where you will receive on-going support and professional development opportunities.
The training will prepare you to:
- Have a critical awareness of own school’s strengths
- Understand the range of functions of the SIP role
- Understand how to structure a SIP visit
- Understand how to report on a visit
- See the value of collecting evidence from different sources
- Work with staff holding different roles and responsibilities, and with governors/trustees
- Explore common SIP challenges/barriers
- Understand and manage emotional aspects of the role
- Develop a style of work that empowers leaders to take ownership and delegate responsibilities
- Develop a coaching style of work
- Understand an effective performance management process
- Have an awareness of current key educational issues
This course is accredited by the Crossfields Institute. For more information see crossfieldsinstitute.com