Effective Subject Leadership in MFL(HODMFL)

Provider: Blossom Training
£210.00 + VAT

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Description How to lead and manage your MFL department
Duration 1 Day

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Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Languages, Management, 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, Head of Department / Faculty, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Out of school, Physical resource, DVD / CD ROM, Collaborative Learning, Feedback, There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, There are opportunities to make use of competition between groups to support pupils in working together more effectively within their group, Provides approaches that encourage lower achieving pupils to talk and articulate their thinking in collaborative tasks , Provides approaches for specific, accurate and clear feedback , Provides approaches for comparing what a learner is doing right now and wrong before , Provides approaches for a balance between support and challenge, Supports effective professional development for teachers
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Participants will understand element of what it takes to effectively lead and manage a MFL department. There will be a focus on what is means to manage and lead as well as practical sessions on planning and development, meetings and promoting your department.

Evidence underpinning this approach

The evidence to support this particular course will be the experience the presenter has gained as Head of Department. It will look at techniques and ideas that are successful from a practitioner point of view, although there will be an element of theory included in the course in order to give partiticpants some background to the ideas discussed.

How users/participants can evaluate success

There will be the opportunity for participants to fill in a feedback form so that their comments can be included to aid with further development of the material aimed at this level. Participants would be encouraged to include attendance at this course in their CPD journal and write down the techniques used and how they were used within their department and what adaptations need to be made for them to be successful for that individual.

Follow-up activities and support

There will be the opportunity to opt in to the range of courses offered by Blossom Training. Following up from this course, there would be suggestion of seeking out others in their area and school to discuss the merits of the training and how it can be used to enrich the leadership and management of their department.


Speaker: Chris Lowe (Head of Department in a Secondary School as well as Course Tutor and Director of Blossom Training)

Benefits: A range of activities which have increased both engagement and achievement. 


09:30 Arrival and Coffee

10:00 Session 1: Welcome and Session 1: Leading and Managing your Department

11:15 Coffee

11:30 Session 2: Planning and Evaluating

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Session 3: Meetings and Development

14:30 Coffee

14:45 Session 4: Promoting your Department

15:45 Evaluation and Close

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