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Leading a Successful Music Department

Manage curriculum change by providing a vision for the Music Department

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Leadership Skills for New and Aspiring Middle Leaders.

Suitable for: Secondary school subject leaders and aspiring subject leaders of music looking for new ideas for leading and managing a successful music department that will drive outstanding levels of learning.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7889WW

Heads of department and curriculum leaders working in schools and colleges carry out a critical role in the management of schools and learning. The DfE has rightly championed the role and formalised the standards that those carrying it out should reach. This course will give you practical advice that will enable you to ensure that your music department are playing a full part in transforming learning and teaching in your school.

  • Understand what it means for leadership and management in music to be successful according to Ofsted and make a comprehensive plan to achieve it
  • Learn how to truly lead the learning in music creating an environment and curriculum that supports outstanding learning and progress
  • Develop pupil-centred strategies to ensure you can engage and build positive relationships with your learners to maximise student achievement
  • Motivate and manage your colleagues effectively, developing them into a strong teaching team


Developing and realising an ambitious vision for your department
  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your department
  • Developing an ambitious vision
  • Your department development plan
Leading learning to ‘Outstanding’
  • Developing a climate for effective learning
  • Planning the learning
  • Resources and techniques
Managing colleagues and building a strong team
  • Getting the structure in place
  • Getting the best out of your team
  • Growing your team
Maximising and celebrating student achievement
  • The success of your department
  • Building positive relationships
  • Raising the profile of your department
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