Effective Subject Leadership: Subject and Middle Leaders in the Primary Sector

Course Overview:

This course is designed for middle leaders who have responsibility for leading a subject in a primary school. It is designed to help you consider the strategic aspects of middle leadership that can have a positive impact on improving outcomes for children. It will combine up-to- date information about what is expected by Ofsted, with practical ideas on how to manage quality assurance systems, staff development and pupil data. There will be opportunities throughout the day to consider these in the light of your own subject in order to analyse, reflect and plan for future actions once back in school.

Outcomes and Content, you will learn about:

 Leadership versus management 

 Effective evaluation of your subject across the school 

 Focused action planning 

 Systems for monitoring 

 Linking data to classroom practice 

 Improving the quality of teaching 

 The challenges of accountability 

 Maximising the impact of meetings 

Presenter Profile: Philippa Ollerhead

Philippa Ollerhead has many years experience in education, she has worked at senior leadership level since 1998. Philippa is an experienced Head of English and was Vice Principal of a large sixth form college, Headteacher of a pupil referral unit and Headteacher of a secondary free school. She has been actively involved with her Local Authority, working collaboratively on innovative projects for vulnerable students. Philippa is a training partner for the National Association of Headteachers and delivers courses in Leadership and Management, Preparing for Ofsted, Improving Progress, Leading Safeguarding, Preparing to Join or Form a Multi-Academy Trust and Long Term Financial Viability.

As a highly experienced practitioner, she has particular expertise in teaching and learning, pre- and post- Ofsted support, coaching and mentoring, classroom observation, self-evaluation, leadership development, driving quality and assurance, governing body support, and senior leadership recruitment. Philippa is also experienced at leading and managing whole organisation pastoral care, human resources and academy finance.

Philippa also works in collaboration with Lloyds Bank to deliver “Long Term Financial Viability” training to Academies and MATs.

She has been the lead manager on four section 5 inspections and is experienced in the rigours of Department of Education academy conversion and Free School quality monitoring.

PLP delegates: £125 per person

Non PLP delegates: £175 per person

Venue: Ravensthorpe Primary School

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