Launching into new school year (Part 1 & 2)

 1:30 pm (UK Time)  Online    

Webinar Outline

These webinars seek to provide a framework for preparation for a new school year, allowing SLT to take control and reduce the stress of the start of term. It is delivered in two parts.
Part 1 (April) Review and forward planning - laying the ground for a stress-free summer break
Part 2 (August) Final preparations and clarity of purpose – starting strong

Part 1 covers:

  • identifying the successes and the continuing needs of the current year to support pupil outcomes
  • updating the SIP
  • considering the readiness of staffing, resources, and premises for the new school year
  • identifying CPD needs
  • preparing safeguarding updates and policy review
  • mitigating the ‘overload’ feeling by clarity and sharing with staff

Part 2 covers:

  • providing pupil information for staff
  • providing an overview of pupil progress, including exam results analysis and celebration
  • using data to determine areas for action, academic, pastoral, ECA
  • deciding the focus for the year and sharing this widely
  • calendar organisation for the year with time for staff to digest, highlight stress points and plan ahead
  • creating the conditions for a strong team approach

Learning outcomes

  • Managing the workload of preparing for a new school year.
  • Creating the conditions for a stress-free summer break.
  • Sharing clear vision and focus for a strong and successful new year.

Target Audience

SLT and aspiring SLT

About Dr Julia Batters

Former secondary school headteacher with a long career in a British international school, Julia is an experienced educator focused on developing excellence in learning and teaching through highly effective leadership and management. Julia spent most of her career at the British School of Paris. After teaching in Wiltshire and London, she joined the school as Head of Languages in September 1991. Promoted to Deputy Head-Academic in 2000 and then to Head of Senior School in 2013, she has accrued more than 20 years of experience in delivering the British curriculum to an international student body. Following a degree in European Studies at the University of Bath, Julia stayed at Bath to complete a PGCE and later to complete a PhD. A strong believer in the practical application of academic research, Julia is experienced in leading school initiatives rooted in evidence-based findings. She has recently begun contributing to continuing professional development for international senior and middle leaders.

Part 1: Wed 24, Apr 2024
Part 2: Tue 27, Aug 2024

1:30 pm UK Time


SLT and aspiring SLT.

30 Mins