Above all, subject leaders are teachers and set an example by taking their own professional development seriously and by leading others on improving the quality of teaching. They do this by focusing on four key priorities:
Ensuring all the team understand the curriculum content they must teaching and how this content is best learnt
Creating a supportive environment which is conducive to long-term learning
Managing the classroom, including student behaviour, in order to maximise opportunities to learn
Presenting curriculum content, delivering effective instruction, and providing productive learning tasks that activate their students’ working memories and make them think hard.
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 and 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.