Senior Leaders’ Webinar 6: What is expert school leadership and how can we develop it?

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Senior Leaders’ Webinar 6: What is expert school leadership and how can we develop it? Led by Tom Rees

Successful school leaders have a positive impact on pupil outcomes as well as teacher quality, retention and job satisfaction. But what is it that they do which leads to this impact?

In this session, Tom will explore the expert mental models that sit behind the work of successful school leaders, the role of knowledge in this and draw on insights from evidence to suggest how we can better develop school leaders in the future.


DATE: Wednesday 17th March 2021

TIME: 10:00-11:00am

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The session will also be recorded and afterwards an edited version will be shared with those schools that have booked a place.



COST: £70 for non-subscribing schools

This webinar forms part of the Gateway Alliance – Senior Leaders’ Network CPD subscription. Schools that have purchased this subscription have 1 FREE place on the live event.

We are delighted to announce that Warwickshire County Council, Education Services have funded access to 3 of the 7 Gateway Alliance Senior Leaders’ Online Webinars this academic year for all Warwickshire schools. If you are a Warwickshire school you should have received a voucher code (this was sent out to schools on the 4th September edition of HeadsUp). Please enter this code at check-out to claim your FREE place at any 3 of these webinars (to view the other webinars please click here and search subject ‘senior leaders’). If you have not received the voucher code please contact us.

For all non-Warwickshire schools, access to this live event costs £70 per person. This INCLUDES a copy of the recorded webinar for use in your own school afterwards.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Tom Rees

Tom is the Executive Director for School Leadership at Ambition Institute, a graduate school providing professional development for teachers, school leaders and system leaders serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Tom was a headteacher for ten years and then the Education Director of a medium size Multi-Academy Trust before joining Ambition. He served on the Regional School Commissioner’s headteacher board for the North West London and South Central region and remains a trustee at two Multi Academy Trusts.

A former Advanced Skills Teacher with 17 years of school leadership across different contexts and countries, Tom also experienced life in industry via an 18 month secondment in the EdTech industry working alongside schools, academies, local authorities and multi-national companies.

Tom is married with children, enjoys music and cricket and was the founding chairman for ten years of of Ups ‘n’ Downs, a local charity supporting families affected by Down’s syndrome.

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