Secondary Year Leaders: Meeting the New Challenges

Year leaders are central in the drive towards outstanding teaching, learning and progress in schools. Throughout the year there will be a range of challenges, some not yet known, that year leaders will be facing both in terms of learners’ wellbeing and their cognitive development. This course will explore the most recent developments, share best practice and advice, and help you develop the essential skills of a year leader to support all learners and the challenges they may face.

  • Latest updates and evidence
  • Getting the balance right between support and rigour
  • Help everybody in the school understand the role
  • Essential knowledge around wellbeing in mental health
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

Throughout the session, there will be opportunities to ask questions, to make sure that you leave with practical ideas that relate to your specific situation. There will also be plenty of opportunities to look at case studies and how others approach their role that will provide new practical approaches that you may not yet have considered. We will also be looking at key issues around mental health and wellbeing.

  • Explore a range of practical strategies to support year leaders in developing the skills they need for their role in the changing contexts of the world of education 
  • Establish an effective balance between academic rigour and wellbeing 
  • Consider effective leadership styles to work both horizontally and vertically with a range of stakeholders 
  • Become proficient in the use of data to support outstanding learning and progress 
  • Discover key strategies to support emotional and behavioural needs through coaching and mentoring 
  • Identify potential mental health problems, some essential strategies and where to get help and support 
  • Understand the challenges of specific year groups


This course is appropriate for secondary schools.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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21 June 2022
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