Leading people is tough. Calm leaders have a well-developed sense of perspective. They accept that first and foremost, leadership is primarily about people not systems and processes. They can remain focused, productive, and optimistic when under extreme pressure. They prioritise long-term values, principles and purpose over short-term productivity and outcomes. As a leader of people, they convey a calm, caring and reassuring authority. This workshop will look at how leaders of teaching and learning in schools – including middle leaders within subjects or departments and senior leaders across schools – can support, develop, and inspire their teaching teams. Drawing on aspects of his "calm leadership" approach, which he has honed over the last 16 years as a school leader, Patrick Cozier will discuss your approach to leadership in order to get the best from your colleagues. The session will include a focus on challenging conversations, developing and leading teams, and ensuring consistency of practice.

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    Pete Henshaw (Host)
    Editor SecEd & Headteacher Update
    Pete has been a journalist for more than 25 years and has specialised in education for 18 years. He has been the editor of SecEd since 2006 and Headteacher Update since 2012. He is co-host of the SecEd Podcast, SecEd and Headteacher update webinars, and writes regularly for the magazines.
    Twitter: @pwhenshaw @SecEd_Education @HeadteacherNews
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    Patrick Cozier
    Headteacher, Highgate Wood School, Haringey; Chair, Haringey Secondary Heads’ Forum