Pastoral Heads of Grade (Secondary)

Welcome to our vibrant and dynamic 2024/5 community for Pastoral Heads of Grade (Secondary)!

The Secondary Pastoral Heads of Grade Community is a dedicated group of educators who come together to share knowledge, insights, and experiences in the field of secondary pastoral care. This community meets regularly to discuss best practices, challenges, and innovative strategies related to the Head of Grade role. Participants engage in meaningful conversations about leading teams of educators that nurture student wellbeing. This includes effective communication with teachers, parents and guardians. 

Pastoral Heads of Grade or anyone with a leadership role focused on nurturing the holistic development of secondary school students should consider joining this community to foster collaboration and enhance the pastoral care efforts in educational institutions.

As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Peer Networking & Learning: Engage with like-minded professionals in the international school community to share experiences, insights, and best practices.
  • Regional Relevance: Access valuable information, resources, and ideas from peers in the same regional context.
  • Ongoing Engagement: Attend professionally hosted online meetings throughout the year to discuss the latest trends and innovations in HR and education. 
  • Collaborative Platform: An exclusive online community to share management strategies and exchange ideas on enhancing HR practices in educational settings.
By joining the Pastoral Heads of Grade Community, you’ll gain the support, knowledge, and insights essential for becoming a world-class Subject Leader in the education space. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your professional development journey, stay current with best practices, and build lasting connections with your peers.

Live Session Dates & Times:

All 4 live sessions for this community will be on Wednesdays between 17:00-18:30pm (HKT) on the following dates:

  1. October 16, 2024
  2. November 27, 2024
  3. February 26, 2025
  4. March 26, 2025

Meet the Host:

Michael Iannini

Michael Iannini is ACAMIS’s Leadership Development Facilitator, a Search Associates Partner supporting its members in China to improve Recruitment, Induction, and Retention of Overseas Teachers, and a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant with the following areas of expertise:

  • Appraisal and Professional Development 
  • Leadership Training
  • School Governance
  • Strategic Planning

Michael’s first book, Hidden in Plain Site: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, is the foundation for all his leadership development work. Since writing this book he launched where he is regularly posting articles on school leadership and interviews with school leadership influencers.”

Ray Chow, originally from Canada, is a Beijing-based leadership consultant and executive coach with 25+ years of experience in corporate and educational sectors. Adept in HR and operational leadership, Ray has worked with organizations like EY Ernst & Young and international schools across Asia and Europe. As a PeerSphere facilitator, Ray aims to create an environment that fosters collective learning and growth. Ray specializes in adaptive mindset shifts, cross-cultural communication, talent management, change management, and workplace coaching. He is married to an educator and administrator, raising three children in a bilingual world school in Beijing.

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