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Aspiring to the Role of Head of Science

How you ensure that you are the leader of a successful science department

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Suitable for: This course aims to give you practical advice that will enable you to ensure that your science department is playing a full part in transforming learning and teaching in your school or college.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7881WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
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Aspiring to be head of science or recently appointed? This wide-ranging course has been designed to prepare you for your new responsibilities. Tone up your leadership skills, strengthen your curriculum planning and learn how to build the foundations of an outstanding department.

  • Motivate and manage your colleagues effectively, developing them into a strong teaching team
  • Increase your understanding of leadership and develop your personal leadership skills and style
  • Learn how to lead learning in science; creating an environment and curriculum that supports outstanding learning and progress
  • Develop pupil-centred strategies to ensure you can engage your learners to maximise student achievement
  • Widen your skills in monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning within your department including the effective use of a range of data
  • Understand the wider aspects of the role including managing resources, security and safety


  • Creating a shared vision and developing personal leadership styles
  • Managing time and understanding the importance of delegation
  • Communicating with your team
Your students
  • Setting high expectations
  • Monitoring progress
  • Leading and evaluating high-quality teaching and learning
Your team
  • Motivating your team
  • Reviewing staff performance
  • Holding difficult conversations
The wider picture
  • Utilising resources including Technicians
  • Planning for personal and professional development
  • Other issues — security, safety and finances

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