Subject leaders are actually leaders and managers. They must juggle the day to day operational management of their department with longer-term strategic planning. Effective leadership is about setting direction. This is done by agreeing and articulating a shared vision, then by setting clear goals and performance targets that help bring that vision about.
Effective subject leaders model the behaviours they expect of others (such as positivity and optimism, passion and determination); they develop their colleagues through support and understanding and re-design their departments (through a process of collaboration) in order to become - or continue to be - excellent.
This course is perfect for Subject Leaders and Heads of Department leading any discipline and is ideal for those new to the role and those just seeking their first middle leadership position. It is a practical course, anchored in the day-to-day reality of running a department. It follows a focused, logical sequence, and is full of real-life learning.
Matt Bromley has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as headteacher, principal and MAT director of education. He is now a school improvement advisor, teacher-trainer, author and public speaker.