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Leadership Matters

Monday 17th June 2024 | Roundhay School (Primary Campus)

Red Kite Alliance welcomes Andy Buck, author, speaker, former headteacher and director of the National College, now the CEO of Leadership Matters, for a day dedicated to leadership development.

Andy Buck Headshot

Andy Buck

A geography teacher by trade, Andy went on to become a headteacher for thirteen years at two schools in east London.  In his second headship, his school was judged outstanding and he was designated a National Leader of Education.  In 2009, he was appointed as a director at the National College for School Leadership and in 2012 was made Managing Director at one of the largest academy groups in the UK.  Andy has subsequently founded Leadership Matters which aims to improve the educational outcomes for pupils by supporting great leadership development. 

He has written seven books on leadership and coaching, including the best-selling ‘Leadership Matters’. In 2018, Andy was invited to become a Founding Fellow of the College of Teaching and in 2019 established The StARTed Foundation, which aims to support young talent in the performing arts. More recently he has set up a small independent publishing company, Cadogan Press.

As a headteacher, Andy was a regular contributor to GMTV.


Session One:

  • Leadership overview
  • Ethos, logos, pathos
  • Leadership predispositions (part 1)

Session Two:

  • Leadership predispositions (part 2)
  • Leadership style and asking first

Session Three:

  • Delegation
  • Holding to account

Session Four:

  • Difficult conversations
  • What makes a great school?

Suitable for

This course is only open to Red Kite Alliance schools.

CEOs, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers and Operational Leaders.  


£90 for the first delegate (£65 per additional delegate from the same school).

The cost includes a copy of Leadership Matters 3.0

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