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    DHT and PT Leadership

Applications and Interviews

Target Audience: Those aspiring to move into a promoted post or middle/senior leaders seeking to move into a new position.


Ian Fraser will be running a virtual twilight session on application forms and interviews to help school staff at all levels take the next step on their journey towards a promoted post. He has agreed to undertake a two hour session for anyone interested in Perth and Kinross Council at 4.30 PM on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

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Date & Time: Tuesday 7 December 4.30pm – 6.30pm

The session will look at:

  • Effective application forms
  • Preparing for interview, including a suggested structure for dealing with questions
  • Interview behaviours


The twilight has been previously highly evaluated by colleagues in PKC.  If you would like to book a space, please complete this booking form no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 2 December.

PKC DHT/PT Induction 


Programme Description - We are currently looking at the professional learning and leadership offer for middle leaders and will be engaging with HTs/DHTs and PTs in term 1 2021-22 to create a programme for newly appointed middle leaders. Further information will follow. 

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Draft Aims:

  • develop awareness of the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of a middle leader
  • raise awareness of PKC processes, protocols and resources
  • undertake professional learning to enhance leadership and management skills
  • engage in collaborative professional dialogue, critical reflection and self evaluation


Draft Outcomes:

  • increase confidence in fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of a middle leader
  • increase awareness of PKC processes, protocols and resources
  • raise awareness of leadership and management concepts and practices

 Taking a Coaching Approach 


Programme Description: Three cohorts (one cohort of HTs and two cohorts of DHTs) will work in small groups with Mudd Partnership over two days. The programme will strengthen coaching skills. 

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Target Audience: Headteachers and Depute Headteachers


Presenters: Jane Mudd (the Mudd Partnership)



Headteachers - 5th Nov & 20th Jan

DHTs - Cohort 1 - 27th Oct & 18th Jan

DHTs - Cohort 2 - 26th Oct & 27th Jan



  • To identify what makes a conversation effective.?
  • To explore the value of taking a coaching approach to improve the effectiveness of conversations.
  • To raise awareness off areas of personal strength and development with regard to taking a coaching approach
  • To learn and practice the fundamental skills, approaches and techniques used when taking a coaching approach.?

 As time allows?

  • To work with tools and approaches to improve effectiveness in motivating, delegating and influencing



  • To have refreshed knowledge of coaching approaches and increased confidence and skills to adopt a range of coaching roles and styles
  • To have identified their own coaching strengths and development needs and a plan to further improve effectiveness


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Further Information


Closing date for applications: 1st October 2021

PKC Middle Leaders- Principal Teachers Leadership Development Programme - NOW CLOSED


Programme Description - This programme is specifically designed for a group of up to thirty principal teachers and will focus on building your individual capabilities as well as that of others.  The programme runs from October to February, with five core days and one twilight session.  It includes the completion of a 360 questionnaire and work-based project where attendees will be required to implement what they have learned in the workplace and reflect on their learning via a plenary session on the final day of the programme.

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Target Audience: The programme is suitable for primary and secondary principal teachers who have been in post for at least one year. You will need approval and support of your line manager.


Presenter: Ian Fraser



Day 1 - 6th Oct 2021

Day 2 - 23rd Nov 2021

Twilight - 7th Dec 2021

Day 3 - 8th Dec 2021

Day 4 - 19th Jan 2022

Day 5 - 7th Feb 2022



  • to support and motivate principal teachers to increase their confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills of middle leadership
  • to provide an opportunity for principal teachers to widen their knowledge and critical understanding of leadership and management concepts and practices
  • to provide an opportunity for principal teachers to demonstrate self-awareness and critically reflect on their thinking and practice
  • to improve an aspect of the PT role by planning and carrying out a school-based improvement project which contributes to the school improvement agenda and present to colleagues on the impact of the project



  • Increased confidence in leading and managing people, leading curriculum and pedagogy and leading change and improvement
  • Raised awareness of leadership and management concepts and practices through high quality professional learning






Closing date for applications: 17th September 2021

Leading in Changing Times - NOW CLOSED


Programme Description:  This programme supports the development of knowledge and critical understanding of leadership and management concepts and practices. Participants will participate in 6 days of training and will develop skills to support them to further understand their role as a leader and manager and to develop skills to lead teams effectively through change and improvement.

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Target Audience:  The programme is suitable for ECS employees in a people management role and is open to Depute Head Teachers and other ECS Managers who have responsibility for leading a team and managing change and improvement. You will need approval and support from your line manager to participate in this programme and as a participant you are required to be working within an organisation or role where you can demonstrate the skills and apply the knowledge within the workplace.


Presenters: Jane Mudd (the Mudd Partnership)



Day 1 - 4th Oct 21

Day 2 - 15th Nov 21

Day 3 - 9th Dec 21

Day 4 - 12th Jan 22

Day 5 - 2nd Mar 22

Day 6 - 24th Mar 22



  • To understand the role of culture, values and ethics as a leader in PKC
  • To further develop awareness of your strengths and area for development as a leader
  • To develop knowledge, skills and practices to lead individuals and teams effectively
  • To build a network of peers across ECS to offer support and challenge during and beyond the programme



  • To have a range of tools, techniques and resources to use when leading and managing people
  • To have improved confidence in your ability as a leader
  • To further contribute to leading improvement across ECS


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Further Information


Closing date for applications: 17th September 2021