Are you a subject leader in the primary sector?

  • Do you want to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of subject leadership?

  • Do you want to improve how you monitor, evaluate and create action plans which make a difference?

  • Do you want to be better prepared for meetings with senior leaders or governors by being able to clearly articulate your impact as a subject leader?

  • Do you want to be better prepared for inspection by being confident should your subject be chosen for a 'deep dive'?

Lasting one term, this course starts in January 22

  • 4 twilight virtual training sessions

  • networking with subject leaders across the region

  • think pieces to guide thinking

  • gap tasks to develop confidence and knowledge

  • 1:1 support from senior advisers in the education team

This course will support you to...

  • ...act as gatekeeper...

    We will explore your role as gatekeeper for your subject, in relation to teaching, curriculum and assessment, so you are better able to judge standard and the quality of provision.

  • ...lead strategically...

    We will explore the importance of curriculum intent and how to plan strategically. In addition we will look at effective monitoring and evaluation strategies so you are well placed to identify strengths and areas for development.

  • ...and articulate your subject.

    We will look at leadership strategies, how to manage sustainable change and hold others to account. You will also be supported in articulating your impact so you can lead your can speak on your subject with confidence.

Hold the dates

These virtual sessions will run from 4 pm - 6 pm on the following Tuesdays.

  • Tuesday 18th January

  • Tuesday 8th February

  • Tuesday 1st March

  • Tuesday 22nd March

Hang on a minute...

  • ...the school says it can't afford the release time.

    All our face to face sessions are virtual and take place after school, all other learning is self-directed and can be completed in your own time. We encourage school leaders to provide some time for professional development but this can be arranged flexibly.

  • ...there are other leadership courses available.

    There are many courses available to middle and senior leaders, such as NPQML or NPQSL. These can cost up to £1000 per participant. Our comprehensive course is better value and it also looks at leadership through the lens of the Church of England's Vision for Education.

  • ...this is my first leadership role in school, how do I know it is right for me?

    This is a reflective course, so your starting point doesn't matter. It designed to support all participants by being part of a learning community who grow together. You will have opportunity to share best practice as well as the highs and lows of your role. Previous participants have said how much they gain from working with colleagues from across the wide region the diocese covers.

Get a 40% discount (saving £65)

if your school is in the Enhanced Service Plan

Group booking?

If you feel that this pathway would suit several colleagues and you are considering making a group booking, email us at We can help with a group booking process to save you time. Just let us know the name of the school and how many places you are wanting and we will be in touch.