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Improving Schools through Dynamic Subject Leadership in the Primary School

The course explores how Subject Leaders can be key players in securing and sustaining outstanding teaching. It focuses on how subject leaders can work with teachers within the teams that they lead, helping teachers to make their own journey towards excellence. Participants are supported in formulating practical strategies to ensure continuous enthusiasm and motivation for their subject areas securing the commitment from their whole school.

The course is designed to help Subject Leaders to understand their roles and responsibilities, identify strengths and weaknesses, create goals and sustain enthusiasm for improvement within their subject area. It looks at purposeful use of the subject leader’s file, effective use of non-contact time, gathering and collating evidence, monitoring progress and evidencing impact.

Course Overview

The course is designed to help participants to understand their roles and responsibilities, explore the purpose and implications for Leadership, Identify strengths and areas for development within the subjects that they lead, create goals for improving their subject, sustain enthusiasm for improvement within their subject area and manage their time more effectively.

Course Objectives

Participants are helped to:

  • Understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Explore the purpose and implications for Leadership
  • Build their capacity to lead
  • Identify strengths and areas for development within the subjects that they lead
  • Create goals for improving their subject
  • Sustain enthusiasm for improvement within their subject area
  • Manage their time more effectively

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Leadership or management
  • Challenges within the role
  • Inspecting leadership and management
  • Subject inspections

Session 2

  • Core purpose of subject leader
  • Skills and attributes of effective subject leaders
  • Getting the role in perspective
  • Core evaluation skills subject leaders need
  • Data analysis

Session 3

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Summarising and evaluating findings
  • Linking self evaluation with school improvement
  • School improvement planning

Session 4

  • Work/planning scrutiny
  • Subject leader tasks and yearly plan
  • Subject leader self review
  • Post training action plan
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Paul is an experienced headteacher, trainer, and consultant and he is also a serving inspector. He has an outstanding track record with the company and his courses are well received. In addition to his current headship and his role as an inspector, Paul works as a Learning Consultant and is involved in providing leadership training packages.

During his teaching career, Paul has provided in-service training to primary schools. Before becoming a deputy headteacher of a large primary school Paul was also a Strategic Manager of Teaching and Learning, a role which involved working with colleagues developing pedagogical expertise and know-how.
All of Paul’s previous headships have been in schools in challenging social contexts. He has led his previous school out of the category that it was placed in at the time of his appointment. It was judged as good at the last inspection. During the four OFSTED and HMI visits he has been praised for his dynamism and vision as a leader.

Paul specialises in providing training and consultancy focusing on all aspects of school self evaluation; data analysis, pupil premium and middle and subject leadership.

Learning about the Subject Leaders file, what we need to focus on and having a clearer focus as a middle leader/subject leader. Great lunch and venue.
Resources - to take forward and use in context
The resource provided is fantastic, easy to use and I feel confident to go back and deliver some training.
Lots of examples to support back at school. Templates are very helpful
Good, detailed packs with relevant information as to what we need to do as a leader
Folder is very informative, lots of examples which can be used at school. Some good points about what inspectors are expecting from subject leaders
Lots to take away and use in school. Clear understanding of my role.

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