Leading your Subject
This one-day course from Chris Quigley will give your subject leaders, both new and experienced, superb clarity and practical guidance in their role. The course provides a practical, step-by-step approach based on four key questions. Learn about the four questions for every subject leader and how to summarise your findings through a subject effectiveness report.
Why is this course relevant and important?
After many years of a data driven inspection system, Ofsted has shifted its emphasis away from data to very thing that leads to the data: the curriculum and its leadership. Subject leadership of the wider curriculum is an absolutely essential part of school effectiveness. That said, primary school teachers do not have the luxury of hours of non-contact time to fulfil their roles; and so a practical and realistic yet effective approach is needed. That is exactly what you’ll get on this course.
Advance your understanding of:
- The four key questions for all subject leaders
- Setting clear curriculum expectations
- How to plan for and assess progress towards curriculum expectations
- Ideas for tracking progress in science and foundation subjects
- Your role as an auditor of expectations
- Depth specific pedagogies
- Curriculum design for sustained mastery
- How to organise your curriculum area effectively
- Your role and your subject’s role in promoting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)
- How to create a subject effectiveness report.
- A clear framework for leading your subject based on four key questions
- A template for creating a subject effectiveness report
- Ideas for effective curriculum design
- Inspiration and practical strategies
All our courses contribute towards the DfE recommendations for effective teacher professional development.
Professional development should have a focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes.
Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise.
Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge.
Professional development programmes should be sustained over time.