New to Middle School Leadership — Helping you become a great leader

Dr Julia Batters

 8:30 – 10:30 am (GMT) Or 1:30 – 3:30 pm (GMT)  Online    £691.20 - £1248.00

Course Outline

Ideal for new middle school leaders or those looking for a solid foundation course before taking a new specialist NPQ in the near future. As with all our courses, it is evidence-informed and based on the latest research into curriculum knowledge and pedagogy.
This course will help you:
  • Develop the qualities of an effective leader and show you how to incorporate them into daily working practice so you make a swift transition into middle school leadership.
  • Lead departments post-pandemic through coaching that boost’s your performance and improves their wellbeing.
  • Identify and articulate your personal leadership strengths and weaknesses so you can determine a leadership style that’s right for you.
  • Apply practical strategies for teaching and learning, meeting curriculum needs, and bringing about change that initiates school improvement in key areas.
  • Better evaluate department performance using tools such as departmental SEFs to ensure accountability to the head, external stakeholders and board of governors.
  • Support colleagues in their continuous growth by listening to their needs, managing their expectations and challenging them when necessary through appropriate conversations.

Delegates receive:

  • A Completion Certificate
  • A variety of resources they can take away and use in the classroom.
  • A list of ‘must read’ books
  • Follow up online coaching (dependent on the course chosen

About Dr Julia Batters

School Leadership Consultant

A recently retired 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. She joined the school as Head of Languages in September 1991 after teaching in Wiltshire and London. Promoted to Deputy Head-Academic in 2000 and then to Head of Senior School in 2013, she has accrued more than 20 years’ experience of 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 initiatives in school which are rooted in evidence-based findings. She has recently begun to contribute to continuing professional development for aspiring international senior leaders.

Part 1:
Tue, 21 Jun 2022

Part 2:
Thurs, 23 Jun 2022

Part 3:

Fri, 24 Jun 2022

8:30 – 10:30 am (GMT) Or 1:30 – 3:30 pm (GMT)

Standard (up to 5 participants) – £691.20
Premium (up to 10 participants) – £1248.00

New or aspiring middle subject/pastoral leaders


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