Sophia Rovira
This unique, honest and thought-provoking programme is filled with real-life scenarios and strategies based on experience and research that will inspire, reassure and support middle leaders in becoming more effective in any subject or area across a primary and secondary school so that rapid improvements can be made.

The course leader, Sophia Rovira is an experienced middle leader who led a mathematics department in a school in special measures from a starting point of 38% pupils making expected progress to 81% making expected progress. Her Masters in Research degree and her extensive knowledge of pedagogical and leadership approaches has shaped programmes which lead to sustainable school improvement. She now works for Tudor Grange Academies Trust coaching staff and delivering leadership development programmes in schools across the Midlands.

Stepping up

7th November 2.45pm – 5.00pm

  • Balance between leadership and management
  • Key levers based on research and experience that allow leaders to inspire, motivate and gain commitment of staff resulting in rapid improvements
  • Leading change
  • Knowing yourself and your team
  • Grasping nettles

The C word – clarity, collaboration, consistency and capacity

21st November 2.45pm – 5.00pm

  • The importance of being a model leader of teaching and learning
  • Effective schemes of learning
  • Connecting peers with purpose- using departmental meeting time to develop a culture of learning and collaboration that will enhance performance at all levels

Without data you are just a person with an opinion

12th December 2.45pm – 5.00pm

  • Understanding what measures are used to judge a department on student outcomes
  • Examples of data systems for tracking progress
  • Using data to inform decisions on teaching and learning processes that allow for rapid progress
  • Strategies for narrowing the gap
  • Establishing a culture of high expectations where there is a collective responsibility for the results of all student

Developing a culture of evaluation without fear (held at TGA Worcester)

9th January 9.30am – 3.00pm

  • Establishing quality assurance processes that are non – threatening
  • Using observation as a tool to move forward:
  • Observing 20/40/40 to experience the “whole” learning journey,
  • identifying meaniful feedback
  • utilising effective proformas
  • There will be an opportunity for colleagues to take on one of three roles focusing on the teacher delivery; the students’ perception; the learning journey detailed in books

Change is inevitable, progress is optional

23rd January 2.45pm – 5pm

  • Developing a vision that supports your department and unites with the whole-school vision
  • Developing a leadership calendar
  • Preparing for Ofsted


This event is held at

Tudor Grange Academy Solihull – Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3PD

For more information and to reserve your place, please contact

Lorraine Ashmore – 0121 705 5100


£150 for one delegate  £275 for two delegates  £400 for three delegates.

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Ticket price includes all of the above programmes.

Bespoke programmes, which are tailored to the needs of your school, are also available. In its simplest form a package can involve an SLE visit to carry out a departmental review followed by a final guidance report identifying both areas of strength and areas for development. The option of a handbook with specific examples of how to move things forward is also available. If you are interested in training that can develop capacity within your school, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing