Support and guidance for the aspiring or newly appointed history subject leader (HA1012[ii])

Provider: Historical Association
£145.00 + VAT

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Description 'Help! I'm new and don't know what I'm doing.' Support and guidance for the aspiring or newly appointed history subject leader is a new Historical Association eCPD course that will run in October and November 2012. Being a history leader is hugely exciting, yet can sometimes be daunting. We all want to be successful but what exactly do you need to do to make history a thriving subject in your school and beyond? Led by Richard McFahn, this course aims to provide you with the secrets of success. It will help you evaluate where you are at, and help you decide on your key priorities. Using case studies you will evaluate the approaches other successful history leaders have used, to help you understand which leadership style will work for you and your department. This course offers practical approaches to managing the day to day challenges of a modern history department. The reality of the role goes far beyond that of leader of historical learning within a school and can at times feel overwhelming. It will also aim to help refection and planning, to enable you to have the vision and confidence to lead your department forward.
Duration four weeks

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Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, KS3, KS4, Humanities, Teaching staff, Main-scale (core) teacher, Administration, Work-life Balance, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Online, Webinar, Discussion forums
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

efficient subject leadership

better performance management

uptake in history students at GCSE and A Level

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The course will run over four weeks. Each week there will be a variety of individual and collaborative activities, both online and back in your school, supported by a discussion forum. Each week is planned to take you up to five hours to successfully complete and it will allow you some flexibility on when and where you complete the activities. The course design draws upon the latest research into the design and practice of elearning. It has been written, and will be led, by Richard McFahn who has extensive experience of leading successful history departments and in running CPD.

One course member in their evaluation of a previous  course said, ‘It was enjoyable to take time to think about these different skills and ways of teaching alongside like minded teachers….’

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