Mentoring Aspiring Leaders (4 session course)

I am offering a 4 session mentoring course for co-ordinators who want to develop their leadership skills. Each session will include input from myself, opportunities for discussion and professional dialogue and interactive tasks related to the role of the co-ordinator.

To make most effective use of the programme, I suggest a group consists of 15+ places in order for all those attending to learn and share from one another.  The session times will be 15:00-17:00.

The cost is £100 per person for the 4 sessions. The school hosting the programme receives 1 free place in return. If you would like to join this event please contact or telephone 07557 192815.

Programme Dates

 The session times will be 15:00-17:00. 

Fane Street PS

Session 1
Wed 22nd August

Session 2
Wed 22nd August

Session 3
Thurs 23rd August

Session 4
Thurs 23rd August

St Oliver Plunkett PS

Session 1
24th January

Session 2
7th February

Session 3
21st February

Session 4
28th February

Pond Park PS

Session 1
19th February am

Session 2
19th February pm

Session 3
27th February am

Session 4
27th February pm

Programme Overview

Session 1

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing our self-reflective role
  • Gathering the evidence
  • Interactive task

Session 2

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Breadth and variety
  • Key features of effective learning and teaching
  • Interactive task – Observing and evaluating practice

Session 3

Action Planning:

  • Recording and reporting
  • The importance of impact
  • Interactive task – Collating progress to date

Session 4

Leading and Managing Change:

  • Co-ordinating and communicating
  • Behaviours and challenges
  • Interactive task – Presenting a focused report        

Praise for Joan Henderson’s Aspiring Leaders Worshops

‘A fantastic reference!’

‘This was an excellent course which has helped me to become more reflective in my role and think carefully about the actual impact of our targets have on the children and staff.’

‘I felt I have learnt a lot from this course, it was very beneficial.’

‘The sessions provided a wealth of information and ideas. Talking and sharing with others on the course was very useful.’

‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and have found each week to be very beneficial and useful to my role as co-ordinator.’

‘It was very positive and very worthwhile, thank you so much.’

‘I feel I still have a lot to learn but am more confident to start the process.’

‘Thank you for your help, warmth and expertise, Joan. It has been much appreciated and very useful.’

‘You were a great facilitator, very approachable, knowledgeable and explained things well. I really enjoyed this, as a newly qualified teacher I feel more prepared.’

‘I have recommended this course to all members of staff in my school. A joy to spend these past few weeks in your company.’

‘I have really enjoyed your sessions. As a young teacher who has recently gone through an inspection, these sessions have been so informative. Thank you for your time and expertise.’

‘Your insight and knowledge, while scary (in a good way) is so very valuable and I look forward to learning and applying what I learn.’

‘I would recommend this course to others, the information and has been very useful and valuable.’

‘Provided good insight into what is expected as a co-ordinator’

‘I feel more confident, understand the process and am now more mindful of others.’

‘Feel more well equipped to do my job!’

‘I will take more account of the different personalities within the staff and employ a wider range of strategies!’

‘Thank you Joan for a wonderful and informative course which will be of great help to me in the future!’

‘Engaging and interesting.’