Leading the Teaching and Learning in your subject area, key stage or department.

  • Do your middle leaders have the necessary leadership skills needed for the schools of the future and understand the link between successful leadership and school improvement?
  • Have you got the strategic leadership skills necessary to work more effectively in a whole school role?
  • Do you need clear strategies that work to promote personalising learning; develop self evaluation and review, use data to create a culture of expectation; build lateral capacity through distributed leadership and create a coaching culture?

Almost all successful leaders draw on the same repertoire of basic leadership practices


Departmental leadership

This intensive course is a must for all middle managers leading a subject or key stage. The day will develop the essential departmental leadership skills needed for building outstanding departments and subject areas under the current Ofsted and ISI frameworks. From effectively handling difficult situations and conflict to long term issues, such as school or departmental improvement, this course covers it all.

This course could be offered as one to one or small group mentoring.
JMC Mentoring can be either face to face or online.
We have an extensive range of Primary/Secondary/Independent and International school leaders ready to act as your mentor or critical friend.
See Mentoring & Coaching

INSET Outline

The Essential Elements of Departmental Leadership

  • Leadership versus management & the importance of both sets of skills
  • Communication – the wrong and the right type
  • Successfully managing change & conflict

Strategies to promote Outstanding Teaching & Learning in your department

  • What does outstanding learning look like?
  • Leadership & Management requirements of the current Ofsted & ISI inspection frameworks
  • Creating a culture of self reflection & evaluation
  • Using lesson observations to drive improvements in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrating student progress

Development Planning & Raising Achievement

  • Development an Action Plan and Self Evaluation for improvement
  • Strategies for raising achievement & improving your results

Leading High Performance Teams (including support staff)

  •  Building & sustaining the ideal team
  • Developing and sustaining a culture of collaboration

Who is this course for?

Head’s of faculty, Heads of Department, Aspiring Heads of Department, Subject coordinators and Key Stage Coordinators in Primary & Secondary Schools or Sixth Form / FE Colleges.

You may also be interested in our Pastoral leadership training, suitable for all pastoral leaders in schools and colleges , including Wellbeing Leads, Mental Health leads , Heads of PSHE & Heads of key stage/ Phase.

JMC Leadership Coaching Team


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