Headteacher Masterclass: Successful Difficult Conversations

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This event is available to headteachers and aspiring leaders invited to attend as part of the Bradford Opportunity Area support for new and aspiring headteachers.

Having successful difficult conversations is a crucial skill if you want an outstanding culture. It’s about resolving the issues, quickly and kindly because conflict costs you money, causes stress and blocks school improvement. If you don’t like conflict but know it’s a necessary part of being a school leader then this “Successful Difficult Conversations” training day is for you. We're delighted to have partnered with Heads Up to bring this training to Bradford. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here.

Introductory video: https://youtu.be/tv3wTil6n90


08:30-09:00   Registration, lunch and refreshments

9:00 – 9.30     Common difficult conversations found in most schools (and how to fix them)

9.30 – 10.00    Picking the right battles

10.00 – 10.30  Why is conflict crucial for great schools

10.30 – 10:45  Break

10.45 – 11:30  Great tools to help in a range of difficult conversations

11:30 – 12:00  Q & A


“Having had a number of difficult conversations I have often felt emotionally drained. I now feel I have the tools and techniques necessary to have more positive difficult conversations” Headteacher, Bristol

“After attending this training the fear and anxiety of having a difficult conversation is a distant memory” Assistant Headteacher, Colchester

“A very engaging and a must do course for all school leaders. Strongly recommend it!” Headteacher, Sydenham

NB: please can you ensure that you use the car park at the rear of the school (BD10 0JE) and follow the signs to the entrance.


Published: 07/02/2020
Audience: Headteachers
Contact: Emma Dobson

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