ABOUT THIS COURSE

We are delighted to offer the Classics Leadership course for this summer, this year led by Clare Owens, Head of Classics at Manchester Grammar School.

This course will explore the unique challenges of the Head of Classics role, helping both experienced Heads of Classics and those new or aspiring to the role to develop as inspirational leaders and effective managers. With lively discussion and sharing of best practice, we will cover the key aspects of the role, including how to build our vision and inspire our departments, how to model outstanding teaching and learning, and how to raise the profile of Classics with our SLT and within the school as a whole. We will look at how best to recruit new teachers, support the professional development of our staff and manage difficult situations in a range of contexts.

The course is designed for all Heads of Classics, as well as for those seeking promotion to a Head of Classics position.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

By the end of the course, delegates will have:

  • Considered the qualities and skills of an outstanding Head of Classics
  • Reflected upon and developed ways of approaching the key challenges faced by Heads of Classics
  • Enhanced their ability to recruit, lead, support and develop their staff
  • Looked at the potential impact of the new specifications on their teaching
  • Developed ideas for modelling outstanding teaching and learning within the classroom
  • Explored ways to promote Classics to their SLTs and within a wider school context
COURSE DATE New Autumn 2019 dates coming soon
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • All Heads of Classics departments
  • Aspiring Heads of Classics departments
  • Senior Leaders responsible for Classics
COURSE CODE 7572
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

 

10.00 – 11.00am
Leadership and Vision

  • Considering the qualities and skills of an outstanding Head of Classics
  • Designing an inspiring classical curriculum
  • Reflecting upon and developing ways of approaching the key challenges faced by Heads of Classics
  • Defining and building departmental vision
  • Leading and responding to department meetings
  • Discussion: reviewing and analysing the impact of the new GCSE and A level specifications on Classics teaching

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break


11.15 – 12.45pm
Staff Development

  • Inspiring, motivating and developing members of the department
  • Implementing and managing departmental systems and paperwork
  • Effective lesson observation and monitoring
  • Strategies to manage difficult situations in a range of contexts
  • Recruiting the best teachers for the department
  • Preparing for the Head of Department interviews
  • Supporting the professional development of your staff

12.45 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion


1.30 – 2.30pm
Promoting the Classics Department

  • Exploring ways to promote Classics to your SLTs and within a wider school context
  • Utilising your budget effectively
  • Building links with the wider community

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea


2.45 – 3.45pm
Leading Outstanding Teaching and Learning

  • Exploring ideas for modelling outstanding teaching and learning within the classroom
  • Encouraging innovation
  • Preparing for inspection
  • Using data effectively for monitoring and feedback
  • Pupil voice, reflection and target-setting for effective progression

Clare Owens

Clare Owens is Head of Classics at The Manchester Grammar School, where she oversees a department of eight teachers. She teaches Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation to A-Level, as well as a demanding GCSE ‘Gratin’ course. She studied at Withington Girls’ School and Cambridge University, before taking up her first teaching post at Cheadle Hulme School. Here, she was solely responsible for the delivery of GCSE Classical Greek and substantially increased the uptake of the subject during her five years at the school. As a Curriculum Leader, she also worked in a team which pioneered the use of iPads in Key Stage 3 lessons.

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