Dr John Yates

Hounslow School Leadership Cluster Programme

Dr John Yates had substantial teaching and senior leadership experience in schools before becoming Director of one of the UK’s leading national Centres for Educational Leadership and Management.  In this capacity he worked nationally and internationally with large numbers of Heads, Deputies and Senior Leadership Teams.  For the past 25 years he has been running his own successful organisation - John Yates International. For part of this period he was the lead trainer for the NAHT national leadership development programmes and was highly valued for his work on strategic thinking and planning and getting the best out of people.

In Hounslow, John is best known for his school development programme for primary school heads, with their senior teams. The Hounslow cluster normally consists of between 18 and 25 schools. The programme consists of six half-day sessions – one per half term, which is currently being presented online due to the pandemic. The feedback to date has been very positive with senior teams watching the session in their own schools. Each session balances input from John with opportunities for sharply focused senior team discussion.

Throughout all of his work the underlying emphasis is on the need for school leadership to take the initiative and to take greater control.  The focus of the current programme the theme of which is  ‘Working together to build a better world’ is to assist schools in planning for the post-pandemic world which we know needs to be different and better. The key priority is to ensure that we equip children to live fulfilled and worthwhile lives in a world which will be complex, challenging and changing.

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

Contact us

The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.

Email: info@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

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