Pastoral leadership and Management
Getting to Grips with the New Context
Wednesday 18th January 2006
At Wigan PDC
Total Fee: £189 + vat
The training needs of pastoral managers have not been addressed adequately in recent years. There are no national standards for the role, their specific contribution to the success of the school is generally hidden in OfSTED reports and recent NCSL offerings have lacked an appropriate content and skill base. Now however, a set of major challenges looms on the horizon, to which schools must yet again respond. These arise from the government’s new Five Year Strategy and associated initiatives, including the creation of Children’s Trusts, Extended Schools, the five outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters’, ‘Personalised learning’ and Workforce Remodelling. If these are handled well, could they help with some of the traditional problems and concerns of pastoral leaders as well as those of other agencies?