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How to be a Highly Effective Subject Leader


Leading a subject area effectively is one of the most important elements in securing high quality teaching and learning in all schools. By focusing on your role as a leader of learning, this course will help you to establish and maintain your vision, get the best out of your team and ensure high quality outcomes - all whilst maintaining sanity and perspective about the role.

The course will help specifically identify a subject leader’s management style and demonstrate how to sustain it. It will explore rigorous and effective systems of monitoring and evaluation and share proven strategies for maintaining long-term progress in your department.

This course includes:
• Superb course materials
• Refreshments and a two course lunch





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All our Cardiff based courses are subsidised by the NUT CYMRU. If you are a member of the NUT and would like to take advantage of this offer (with course fees reduced to as little as £70) then please click on this link. NUT Members

For further details please contact us by email, phone 02920 711787 or live chat.


  • Offer realistic and practical solutions to problems relating to staffing, resources and performance
  • Provide delegates with the very latest information regarding ways of working with data
  • Focus on leadership of learning as the core role of leadership
  • Leave you feeling enthused and energised with increased confidence in your ability to lead

Course Outline

  • 09:00am - 
  • 03:00pm
Session 1: Setting the Context
  • Skills, disposition and features
  • Priorities and focus
  • Schemes of work and external resources
  • Primary focus and why it’s important
Session 2: Self-evaluation
  • Interrogating data
  • Sampling - what does and doesn't work
  • Lesson observations - what they do and don't show
  • Subject meetings - getting more out of them
Session 3: Leading, Managing and Coping
  • Leading and managing the differences
  • What kind of leader are you?
  • Types and preferences
  • Top tips


Steve Garnett

Steve Garnett has been a teacher for 24 years. He has delivered INSETs to over 7,000 teachers over the past 10 years in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Teachers who have attended Steve's courses have regularly described them as 'inspirational'. Steve is an award-nominated author whose book 'The Subject Leader' was shortlisted for Best Secondary Resource in the prestigious BESA awards. He has also written 'Using Brain Power in the Classroom' which a TES Review described as 'strong in its resume of the latest research into what constitutes effective learning'. Steve is also co-author of 'Spoon Feed No More - Improving Classroom Performance' - which is a definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Dragonfly Training.


Bethany Kelly

Bethany is passionate that teachers should make their own learning a priority alongside that of their students. Her approach brings together her philosophical background, experience of a wide variety of independent schools, a creative method and an interest in popular culture. Bethany has worked in education for over 20 years in all, spending all but the first three years in leadership roles.

 Her first degree in Theology was from the University of Durham, she has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management, and is currently undertaking an educational doctorate on leadership, personality and gender. Teaching posts have taken her to different parts of the country, to boarding and day schools, and mixed and single-sex schools.

After 10 successful years of middle management, Bethany moved into senior leadership with two deputy headships covering both pastoral and academic responsibilities. Particular areas of interest in recent years have included mentoring PGCE trainee teachers and NQTs, staff development, establishing leadership groups and researching her own work on women, leadership and personality.


Alan Jervis

Alan Jervis is one of Dragonfly’s senior trainers having delivered over 1,600 courses to roughly 11,000 teachers. With over 30 years of teaching experience - including seven as an assistant headteacher responsible for teaching, learning and assessment - Alan has extensive experience of employing new teaching and learning strategies. During his time as assistant head, Alan was also tasked with targeting student under-achievement which he did so successfully by overseeing an impressive 36% upturn in GCSE and A level exam results.

Since, Alan has become not only an expert teacher trainer, but also a qualified NLP consultant and an author. Alan’s publications include co-writing the critically-acclaimed ‘Improving Classroom Performance: Spoon Feed No More’ among others. With this incredibly vast experience and expertise, it is no surprise Alan’s Dragonfly courses receive 97% 5 star feedback from all past delegates. Alan has delivered courses for Dragonfly Training in UK, Europe and Asia and is an annual CPD workshop provider at The GESS Show and BSME conference in the Middle East.