This course explores the concepts and components of “Leadership” and “Outstanding” and locates these in a context that is meaningful for teachers with responsibility for the shape, content, direction and delivery of the history curriculum in their schools. The course will encourage you to look at the qualities that make leadership effective and will help you work with others to develop outstanding leadership skills.
It will focus on leadership, the curriculum, teaching and learning, target setting, monitoring and evaluating progress and attainment. It will also look at how your vision can be shared with all stakeholders to promote a rich curriculum that supports enquiry and curiosity as well as personal wellbeing and ultimately, employability.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Develop the qualities and skills of an outstanding Head of History
Find out more about excellent department evaluation: identify gaps and create strategies to fill those gaps
Understanding the “Deep Dive” process and its implications for your department
Meaningful conversations about your curriculum: Intent, Implementation and Impact
Take away strategies, specific to History to lead and inspire outstanding teaching and learning
Leadership and Vision: The qualities and skills of an outstanding Head of History
10.00 – 11.00am
Reviewing the qualities of an outstanding Head of History
Why vision comes before strategy
Evaluating your department and acting upon this effectively
What do you do well? Where are the gaps?
What is an outstanding History department? Who says so?
Reflecting upon and developing ways of approaching the key challenges faced by Heads of History
11.00 – 11.15am
Deep Diving Your Department
11.15 – 12.15pm
Understanding the ‘Deep Dive’ process and its implications for your department
How is your department currently performing? Is it already outstanding? Why? Why not?
What are the next steps for your department?
How will you lead them?
Applying what we teach… the principles behind the new EIF – programme, sequencing and dysfluency
Ensuring you have an ambitious curriculum.
Exploring our Intent, Implementation and Impact
Curriculum Implementation: Leading History Teaching, Learning and Assessment
12.15 – 1.00pm
Assessing your current curriculum models against the need to create a successful environment which supports teaching, and learning excellence
How a Head of Department can model outstanding teaching and learning across the department
Supporting your colleagues with innovative teaching
Boosting attainment of the least able across the Key Stages
Stretching and challenging the most able – key strategies and approaches
1.00 – 2.00pm
Managing People with Skill and Confidence
2.00 – 2.45pm
Assessing staff performance
Understanding when to manage and when to lead to get the best out of your team
When to coach and when to manage
Understanding the whole school context; working with SLT; the confidence to champion and compromise
Keith Milne has over 25 years teaching and examining experience. He is Chief Moderator with a major exam board and has authored and advised on a series of popular books including those detailing how to succeed with the NEA. He is an experienced Head of History and leads a number of courses exploring the routes to success at A-Level History.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of History/Heads of Humanities
Subject Leaders of History
Teachers with Responsibility for History
Aspiring Heads of History/Humanities
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course