Seizing opportunities Edexec

Seizing opportunities

Seizing opportunities Edexec

Richard Harrison, Director of Community Engagment, Regent High School

There’s an adage specific to SBMs which one often sees bandied about in the Twitter community – no SBM is an island – but it can often feel that this is not the case. However, taking advantage of the opportunities around you can make all the difference in how you feel about your professional position in life. In this session Richard Harrison, director of community engagement at Regent High School, will discuss his own blended role and the ways in which he has involved himself in his school far beyond his job description – and how you can do the same. Richard will also cover:

  • How to make new and additional responsibilities your own.
  • Creating learning opportunities for yourself and how that benefits the school.
  • Not being afraid to speak up if something can be done better in a different way.
  • Being more aware – and appreciative – of your own strengths and specialisms.
  • Networking beyond your own team.
  • Boosting your self-confidence through formal and informal CPD.
  • Being an inspiration for non-SLT staff members by making a change and forging new paths.

Take home points:

  • How to take on – and take advantage of – what your role throws at you.
  • Expand your horizons!

This session is for:

Anybody in a leadership role.

About the speaker:

Richard leads his school’s work with partners and stakeholders alongside communications, cultural learning and community engagement activities. He co-leads the innovative Camden STEAM Hub, is halfway through an Erasmus+-funded project with four European partner school and is currently Interim Head of Year 7.
Richard previously worked at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, working with schools, colleges, youth theatres and young offenders’ institutions, and has also worked at The University of Warwick, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and in youth theatre at Warwick Arts Centre.
Richard is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Camden Spark, Camden’s Cultural Education Partnership, a director of the Knowledge Quarter, a trustee of Theatre of Debate and chair of governors at Brecknock Primary School in Camden.
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It’s always difficult to take a day out of the office, but the question is: can you afford to miss out on this event?