Secondary Subject Leadership Work Group

An innovative project designed specifically for secondary HoDs.

The purpose of this project is to offer focused support to secondary heads of department/subject leaders, to support them to better understand and implement teaching for mastery approaches across their department, and to develop in their role as leaders of both student learning and teacher professional development. It is a great opportunity to join a community of subject leaders all collaborating towards shared professional development!

The Work Group will also provide an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of your wider role as a middle leader, and how to extend the capacity of your colleagues and department to transform secondary maths learning.

Who can take part?

This project is designed for existing secondary heads of department/subject leaders.

The project is open to heads of department in schools already involved with Maths Hubs, and to those whose schools are not yet involved.

What is involved?

This Work Group will consist of several workshops followed in each case by school-based tasks planned to take account of the specific contexts of the subject leaders. Participants will support each other through the sharing of strategies and practice within the context of a vibrant professional learning community. In addition, there will be opportunities to visit and learn from Alternative Provision and observe a lesson together delivered by a Mastery Specialist.

The Work Group aims to support HoDs to identify and implement department policies and approaches to achieve a shared vision, culture, and set of principles for the teaching of maths in their school.

Practice development of department leadership:

  • Lead and manage the department effectively in order to promote and develop teaching for mastery approaches within their own departments.
  • Further develop collaborative ways of working within the department to support ongoing developments.
  • Support to develop in their ability to identify areas for development and lead change towards these. 
  • Expand expertise in planning and leading effective professional development with their department. 

What is the cost?

The Secondary Subject Leadership project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

2023 – 2024 session dates and venues
Session 1
Monday 13th November
Higham Lane School
Shanklin Dr, Nuneaton, CV10 0BJ
Session 2
 Half day observing at the Hospital School/PRU
(a variety of dates will be offered as observations will go ahead in small groups)
Session 3
Thursday 8th February
Higham Lane School
Shanklin Dr, Nuneaton, CV10 0BJ
Session 4
Wednesday 24th April
8.45am – 12.45pm 
The Nuneaton Academy
Radnor Dr, Nuneaton, CV10 7PD
Session 5
Tuesday 2nd July
Whitmore Park Annexe
Rylston Ave, Coventry, CV6 2HD

If you are interested in taking part in 2024-25 please register your interest below

We would love to work with you!

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