Provider: CTC Training & Consultancy Ltd
£225.00 (no VAT on this item)

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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.
Duration 1 day

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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
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

By the end of the day participants will:-

  • Have an understanding of their important role and how it fits in with the whole school
  • Understand a range of strategies for running effective meetings
  • Know the importance of being the authentic "you" in the role
  • Explored the importance of team dynamics
  • Have developed a system of monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning within their department
  • Understand the new OfSTE|D framework and have strategies in place to address it
  • Have thought about difficult situations and challenges from individuals and will have explored responses that may lead to resolution
  • Understand the data available to them in their role and will have thought about how to use it intelligently
  • Understand the importance of getting the department's mesaage out to the students and their families using a range of strategfies such as podcasting and blogging.
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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.

Associated Files File_icon CTC_beinganeffective.pdf

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.