There is no right or wrong time to apply for your first subject leader role, nor a tick-list of experiences you must acquire prior to applying. Sometimes, you just know you’re ready; often, you don’t know until you try. But when you contemplate taking that leap, there are many things you can do to prepare.
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.