Advanced Pastoral Leadership for Experienced Professionals Masterclass


Live Online

2 dates


 + VAT

Course introduction

Dive deeper into the art of pastoral leadership with our advanced live online course, designed for those with prior experience in the role, this course offers the opportunity to refine your expertise, develop a greater level of understanding, develop pastoral leadership and effectively manage school/college pastoral care. This training will provide you with information and practical ideas you can start using right away with confidence and enthusiasm. There will also be opportunities to discuss specific challenges with the trainer and network with others.

Secure your spot today and become a beacon of excellence in pastoral leadership!

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Unpick the skills of an advanced pastoral leader;

  • Explore advanced strategies and best practices in pastoral leadership;

  • Enhance your ability to build and sustain positive relationships within the school community;

  • Analyse and implement advanced techniques for effective pastoral leadership;

  • Foster enduring, trust-based relationships with children/young people, parents, and colleagues;

  • Tackle complex wellbeing issues with innovative solutions, setting a higher standard of care;

  • Confidently navigate crises and lead resolution in high-stress situations;

  • Master the art of crisis management and conflict resolution;

  • Demonstrate expertise in safeguarding procedures, legal obligations, and collaboration with external agencies;

  • Gain the insights into how to manage teams of pastoral workers;

  • Develop a customised strategy for your ongoing professional development and personal wellbeing.

Target audience

The target audience includes experienced professionals who have a background in pastoral leadership. Ideal for Pastoral care staff, pastoral lead, headteachers, teachers, deputy headteachers, SENCo/ALNCo, classroom assistants, heads of houses, support staff, family liaison officers, mental health leads, behaviour leads, education welfare officers and safeguarding leads.

Trainers for this course

Kelly Hannaghan

Kelly puts wellbeing at the heart of education. She is an award-winning motivational speaker and school improvement advisor, published author and founder of ‘Family Matters’ empower...ment programme.

Kelly has worked systemically with some of the most challenging communities, helping families thrive in difficult circumstances. She advises in the development of staff wellbeing to improve teacher retention and embeds purposeful strategies to support School Leader’s emotional health. Kelly is an advocate for Senior Mental Health Leads and helps drive school development processes forward, whilst creating outstanding outcomes and awards for many organisations. She is a trailblazer within the Wellbeing Lead Network for supporting pastoral teams. Her work is recognised by the DfE, NCB, The Anna Freud Centre and The Education Support Partnership as a lead influencer of mental health and wellbeing in education.

Kelly is currently leading on the DFE Wellbeing for Education Return Programme within Kent County Council.

See what others have to say about us

Don’t just take our word for it, visit our social media pages for live feedback.

"Excellent and very well-informed presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed the advanced pastoral lead course. Thank you so much NSMTC."

"I would say I will feel confident in my ability to fulfil my role as a Pastoral Lead effectively with the added experience from attending this course. I will definitely consider NSM Training & Consultancy again in the future for further training."

"I really enjoyed the course. Learnt lots. The best part was the break out rooms where we had opportunities to discuss different aspects of the role. Such an informative course! Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Trainers knowledge is amazing and what a lovely woman who makes you feel comfortable and keeps the course very interesting!"


About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.
  • Please Note – the cost is per person

Advanced Pastoral Leadership for Experienced Professionals Masterclass

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Tuesday 2 July 2024


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Wednesday 11 December 2024


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