Effective Leadership


How to make your vision for teaching a reality
About this course

During this wide ranging course you will explore the key skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead a subject. You will identify your strengths and learn how to utilise these in the running of the department. Time will be used to identify your vision for education and then ways of making the vision happen. You will engage with ways of managing teachers to inspire them to be even better than they thought they could be. You will gain an understanding of the key areas of building an effective team.

Whether you have just thought about applying for a post of responsibility in a subject or you have been recently appointed, this course will give you the strategies and techniques to lead your department to successful exam results with engaged students. The course will explain how to blend your passion for the subject with an understanding of teaching and learning styles and assessment issues to lead an outstanding department..

Course Outcomes:
  • Gain clarity on leadership of learning, team development and improvement planning
  • Understand the essential elements of middle (subject/department) leadership
  • Undergo a rigorous self-evaluation of your leadership strengths and development needs
  • Find out how to handle difficult conversations and difficult people (parents, teachers and students)
  • Managing upwards: acquire new techniques for ‘managing’ senior leaders
  • Career Pathways: Understand how to progress to middle and senior leadership
Course Outline:
Skills, attributes and knowledge - Day 1 : Morning

What it takes to lead a subject

Interviews, letter of application and the C.V.

How can I inspire others to e better than they believed they could be

Strategic decision making

Making Changes Happen - Day 1 : Afternoon

Models of leadership

Making the most of my attributes

Leadership and management


Improving the teaching and learning - Day 2 : Morning

Self review of standards

Motivating difficult teachers

Analysis data

Documentation administration and time management

Making difficult decisions - Day 2 : Afternoon

The science of critical decision making

Working with difficult parents

What really makes a difference in learning?

Next steps

Wendy Imperato

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029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

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+44 (0)29 2071 1787