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Leadership Skills for New and Aspiring Heads of Physical Education

How to achieve your ambition and create a thriving PE Department

Open Training Course Open Course
Inhouse Training Course In-house

Suitable for: New and aspiring heads of PE who want to develop the skills and knowledge to run the department effectively

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7401WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Being head of physical education demands a whole new range of responsibilities and skills. Whether you’re new to the role or aspiring to it this course will show you clearly what you need to do: setting out a clear vision for the department whilst managing and motivating your colleagues to deliver demonstrable improvements in teaching.

  • Develop a clear vision for the PE department and plan for success with rigorous self-evaluation
  • Manage your colleagues and get the best out of them
  • Develop a PE curriculum that inspires and motivates students
  • Establish a culture of high expectations with ambitious goals
  • Improve the quality of teaching and implement new ideas
  • Prepare yourself for future career steps


Leading a team and managing it well
  • The key roles and responsibilities in running a successful PE department
  • How to manage colleagues effectively and get the best out of them
  • Engaging with parents and other stakeholders
Securing and sustaining improvement in learning
  • Developing a department improvement plan through rigorous self-evaluation
  • Developing and observing the quality of teaching across the PE team, and implementing effective performance management
  • Using assessment information to track progress, target support and improve exam performance
Designing an effective curriculum
  • Principles of effective curriculum design
  • Developing schemes of work for PE that motivate students
  • Ideas to explore for improving learning in PE
Developing your skills and career
  • Pulling it all together
  • Consolidating
  • Planning for a successful future

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