Leadership: Middle Leadership – Achieving excellent learning and teaching

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Date(s) - 25/09/2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


ISA House

Suitable for: those already in a Middle Leadership post or aspiring to such a role

The first leadership step for those with a vision for learning, is to seek and grasp the opportunity to lead a subject or a phase of learning. Academic leadership at middle leader level is fundamentally important to the progress of our pupils and the success of our schools. This course will cover essential elements such as curriculum design, highly effective learning, team leadership and how to harness research to build reflective CPD opportunities.

Programme outline:

Leading the team:
◦ What kind of leader am I? ◦ Do we have high impact teaching? ◦ Use of collaborative professional review ◦ When it’s not going well and difficult conversations ◦ Successful resource gathering ◦ Enjoying the role not just surviving

Curriculum matters:
◦ Planning a continuum of learning ◦ Curriculum into learning ◦ developing programmes of study and schemes of work ◦ Avoiding rigidity ◦ Effective pupil grouping

High impact learning:
◦ Challenge for all ◦ Fundamentals of excellence teaching ◦ Building on prior learning ◦ Are our pupils learning – how do we know? ◦ Marking and assessment

The place of research:
◦ The learning and innovative department ◦ Self generated CPD ◦ Using data and not drowning in it

Course tutor: Paul Bevis

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Delegate Rate

Includes course materials, lunch and refreshments
Second Delegate Rate (ISA Members' schools only)
(For every full paying delegate you are entitled to a second at a discounted rate)

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