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Supervision for School
Leaders

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Making the conscious choice to work with school leaders, aware of the impact on communities from modelling positive relationships with self and others, New Routes Ltd is an established provider of supervision working with Head Teachers, senior leadership teams and wider teaching and non-teaching staff with supervision on both a 1-1 and group basis.

Our supervision and mental wellbeing offer is for school leaders who need a confidential space to focus and explore issues. Tailored to individual needs it can allow for increased head space, time for clear thinking to support better decision making and address decision fatigue and further healthy boundaries for a work life balance.  

Understanding that the weight of the role can result in limited head space with supervision enabling time and space for leaders to reflect and off-load, as a preventative approach to burnout.  Differing in its approach to managerial supervision which can have its focus on the task, as opposed to person-centred.

Supervisees experience curiosity, support, validation, and challenge about their work, with concerns or issues being challenged sensitively and honestly and successes acknowledged.  The learning from which can support further an understanding of behaviours of staff, themselves and of children and pupils.

The outcome often an increase in personal and job satisfaction and improved mental wellbeing from having the space to off load and not carry the weight of such roles.

 

Group supervision for Head Teachers allows for facilitated peer -to-peer discussion and supervisor guided reflection.  

•“I value Pauline's positivity and down to earth attitude.  She provides good structure to enable discussion and the time to reflect and create a plan of action.” (SLT, 2021)

 

“I value Pauline's positivity and down to earth attitude.  She provides good structure to enable discussion and the time to reflect and create a plan of action.” (SLT, 2021)

 

Peer Supervision Facilitator Training

A 2, plus 2-day experiential facilitated training programme

working directly with schools to develop a bespoke internal supervision provision for whole school improvement

Ongoing support and supervision of peer facilitators

"Having time for self evaluation and reflection in this busy world.... I have a demanding job and have to balance this with being a head, this helps me find that balance" (Head Teacher 2021)

1-1 Supervision

A formal process working with individuals, with the aims of:

Promoting reflective practice (‘sounding board’)

Considering and exploring ethical issues

Considering and reflecting on the emotional impact of roles “burnout”

Providing an opportunity to ‘offload’

Considering and reflecting on professional and personal boundaries

Providing an opportunity to reflect on the organisation, its culture and resources 

Promoting emotional health and wellbeing 

•Supervision is provided on a 1-1 confidential, monthly/bi-monthly basis. Sessions are 90 minutes. 

Group Discussion

Group Supervision

A formal process working with groups of peers with the aims of:

Promoting reflective practice (‘sounding board’)

Considering and exploring ethical issues

Considering and reflecting on the emotional impact of roles “burnout”

Providing an opportunity to ‘offload’

Considering and reflecting on professional and personal boundaries

Providing an opportunity to reflect on the organisation, its culture and resources 

Promoting emotional health and wellbeing 

Providing an opportunity to feedback themes for whole school improvement 

•Frequency as required – monthly, half termly,  termly

•For Groups of Six

Peer Group Supervision for Head Teachers - 2022/2023

  • The supervision group is made up of peers, who may be experiencing similar challenges within their roles

  • Group membership is voluntary

  • Groups ordinarily consist of 6 members

  • Members attend supervision on a regular basis throughout the year

  • Each supervision lasts 90 minutes

  • The group is confidential

Register your interest to join our Head Teacher Peer Supervision Group for either the Primary School Head Teachers or  Secondary Head Teachers for the school year 2022 to 2023 

 

The groups are facilitated by experienced, qualified supervisors who will guide and act as a resource for the group to engage in peer to peer discussion with supervisor guided reflection and challenge.

Costings - 6 peer group sessions bi monthly x 90 minutes £270 (6 per group)

Please register your interest now for the new groups starting September 2022 via e mail to paulinehoward@newroutesltd.com stating 'Head Teacher Group Supervision 2022, or complete the following form.

Networking Group

When you reach out to us to schedule a time to learn more about our services, you won’t be inundated with endless phone calls and emails from eager sales reps. Instead, you’ll talk to Pauline, the founder and Director of New Routes. 

You'll chat briefly about your business, your goals and your challenges - and we'll arrange a further call if you think we might be a good fit for you. Annual Supervision & Support Packages can be bespoke to your organisation and need. It’s your call!