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Books Open Training Events 2019-2020

Mike presents at a wide range of events. Choose the topics below that match your needs & interest. At these sessions Mike is an invited facilitator, presenter, keynote speaker or workshop leader. The events are not organised by Thinking Classroom but Mike uses Thinking Classroom ideas and resources throughout. Please use the contact details provided to enquire about places & exact costs and let them know you heard about the session through this website. Thanks.

Thinking Heads: "All of us are smarter than any one of us"

4 Sessions Chesterton Primary School, Wandsworth South London
A series of four 2 hour facilitated sessions addressing challenges commonly faced by headteachers.

Dates & Times for Group 1:

Fri 10 Jan 20 8:30 - 10:30
Fri 7 Feb 20 8:30 - 10:30
Fri 13 Mar 20 8:30 - 10:30
Fri 24 Apr 20 8:30 - 10:30

Dates & Times for Group 2:

Fri 10 Jan 20 11:00 - 13:00
Fri 7 Feb 20 11:00 - 13:00
Fri 13 Mar 20 11:00 - 13:00
Fri 24 Apr 20 11:00 - 13:00

Facilitated by Thinking Classroom consultant and ILM executive coach Mike Fleetham these sessions will use techniques for creating high quality professional dialogue in a confidential setting.

Each session comprises a focused input and a structured open forum in which group members will be able to set the agenda and share their experiences, suggestions, ideas and questions. This is a positive, collaborative problem solving opportunity using group coaching activities that you can also use back in school with your leadership teams.

Cost and Booking:
Guide Price: £250 for 4 sessions.
Further Information:
Email for info: or call for a chat.
Booking: Wandle TSA


Leadership Development for Subject / Department Leaders ( Middle Leaders)

4 Afternoons Chesterton Primary School; Wandsworth South London
'All of us are smarter than any one of us’

This middle leadership course will focus on developing the skills, knowledge and depositions you need to successfully lead.


Fri 7 Feb 20
Fri 13 Mar 20
Fri 24 Apr 20
Fri 19 Jun 20

Through sweep coaching, Mike will cover a range of themes and issues concerned with:

  • leading a whole school curriculum area
  • being prepared for an Ofsted ‘Deep Dive’
  • developing teachers in your department / subject area
  • leading pupil progress in your department / subject area
  • demonstrating impact in your department / subject area
Typical Topics Covered
  • Making Meetings Valuable
  • Working with Challenging Staff
  • Self-Care & Wellbeing
  • Managing Projects and Interventions
  • Making Lesson Observation Developmental
  • Managing Problem Parents
  • Building Relationships
  • Systems to demonstrate impact
A written summary describing the impact of the sessions on your learning will be expected at the end of the year.

Cost and Booking:
Guide Price: £180 for 4 afternoon sessions. Contact course organiser to confirm price.
Further Information: Wandle TSA course information page
Email for info: or call for a chat.
Booking: and please mention you heard about the course through Mike.