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|Description||This course is ideal for existing Head of Department looking for new ways of working and for those who are new or aspiring to the role. Building a cohesive team, monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning and making sure young people succeed and flourish in the department you are leading will be the key issues addressed on the day. The training will focus on the reality of the job, dealing with the challenges that the role brings. Materials will be included, along with a pack about using blogging and podcasting in your department.|
|Categories||Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Personal Development, Work-life Balance, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Safeguarding, Data Protection|
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Steve Newlands is an experienced teacher, examiner, consultant and advisor; he has served as a Head of Faculty twice, the first being in the largest “fresh start” school in the country, and as a Head of Year. He has held all of these posts in large, urban comprehensive schools. Steve has vast experience in supporting Heads of English and is realistic about the challenges the role brings. He is the co-author of the West African Literature Study Guides series and has delivered CPD for teachers and students across West Africa in support of an educational charity. Steve continues to work in schools with students and teachers on a daily basis in the UK.
1. Your role and its responsibilities.
2. Being the “authentic you” in the role.
3. The importance of monitoring and evaluation.
4. Lesson observation & managing feedback situations.
5. Being OfSTED- ready.
6. Intelligent use of data to support learning & teaching.
7. Creating a cohesive, accountable team that works together for the benefit of students.
8. Team dynamics. Creating a positive workplace for your colleagues.
9. Coping with “difficult” people & “difficult” situations
10. Creating a vision & ethos
11. Policies and handbook
12. Holding effective meetings
13. Getting your message out there: departmental blogs and podcasts
Electronic copies of resources will distributed free of charge to all participants.
The Course will be conducted in a laid-back environment with free and open discussion and alternative viewpoints will be encouraged.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.