Managing Staff: Addressing performance and creating the right culture

Creating the right culture and ethos in an organisation is key to providing the best possible conditions for all staff to flourish. This course will support participants to manage performance positively, and address underperformance effectively, thereby improving teaching, learning and leadership.

Unpacking legal and HR issues relevant to managing underperforming staff will be an important part of the day, along with practical strategies and advice on how to carry out those difficult conversations.

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Louise Hatswell

Pay and Conditions Specialist

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Katie Rush

Education Consultant, former Headteacher and National Leader of Education

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The day will include:

  • creating the right culture
  • understanding performance issues
  • exploring the relevant HR procedures and policies
  • holding difficult conversations

9.00am       Registration and refreshments
9.30am     Welcome and introduction
9.45am     Session 1
Creating the right culture
10.45am     Refreshment break
11.15am     Session 2
Exploring the relevant HR procedures, policies and legal issues
12.45pm     Lunch
1.30pm     Session 3
Handling difficult conversations: strategies, practical applications and scenarios
2.45pm     Session 4
Holding difficult conversations, continued
3.45pm     Plenary and evaluation
4.00pm     Close

This course is designed for all school leaders in primary, secondary and post-16 phases.

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