Oue free expert webinar “Climate and Culture – Why are these critical elements in determining the success of a school?” will be on Tuesday 24 March 2020, and will be delivered by Sharon Hennam-dale.

Target audience

  • Headteachers and Senior Leaders
  • Middle Leaders
  • Professional Development Leaders

Webinar Description

Research suggests that school reform efforts in the last 30 years have failed to improve student achievement, because they failed to adequately address the importance of the culture and climate of schools. This webinar will help you to consider the distinction between climate and culture, why this is important, what fosters a positive school atmosphere and the impact outcomes of this. The session will allow for reflection and provide you with “take-away” tools and ideas to try out and share with colleagues in your school. These will help you to reflect on your school’s current climate and culture and consider where you might begin to make positive changes, to create an environment which enables students and staff to thrive.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between organisational climate and culture
  • Explore the impact a positive school culture can have on staff motivation, student success and achievement
  • Be able to consider ways to influence and change the climate and culture within your own organisation

Presenter Biography

A highly experienced and enthusiastic practitioner, Sharon has excellent skills and a detailed understanding of teaching, learning, leadership, pedagogy and current educational issues. With over twenty-four years in education and thirteen in senior leadership, she has worked in many different contexts and stages of education. A school governor for six years, Sharon seeks to build school capacity through professional development and sustainable leadership and to enhance organisational effectiveness through collaboration. Since leaving headship, she has worked as a leadership facilitator, coach and educational consultant, designing national training programmes for middle, senior and executive leaders. She has significant experience of quality assurance, including evaluating the effectiveness of improvement and judging quality standards of schools. A national moderator and accredited assessor for the National Professional Qualifications for Leadership in the UK, she is also an international trainer who has led training for teachers and senior leaders in Africa, Malaysia, Oman, the United States and Pakistan..