Essential Management and Business Skills - People Our Essential Management and Business Skills programme has been developed with school based staff in mind, offering a wide range of essential training courses that will enable your staff to maximise their potential by gaining and refining their management and business skills. The courses are suitable for existing managers as a skills refresher and emerging leaders to support their progression. Our training offers a range of courses related to business skills, management of people and financial management. Managing Staffing Matters Dealing with worrying staffing issues. Staff represent over 80% of your budget so confidently managing staffing matters in a timely and effective way is essential. Safer Recruitment (Accredited) Safer recruitment processes of staff to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils. Every interview panel for staff must include someone who has been accredited in safer recruitment. Conducting Appraisals Effective appraisals to improve performance. Successful schools have strong leaders and managers who rive improvement. Line managers and team leaders who use a robust appraisal process can effectively improve performance, motivation and behaviour of their staff. Challenging Conversations Feel confident to discuss difficult topics through negotiation and influence. Take the heat out of those awkward discussions about behaviour, complaints, results or actions to give helpful conclusions. Personal Resilience and Wellbeing Strengthening your personal resilience to improve personal wellbeing in the workplace. How we handle stress at work can have an impact on our personal success. As change in the workplace has become the norm, we are constantly facing new and bigger challenges. Often things do not go according to plan and our ability to recover is challenged.