Explore ways to lead and develop teaching and learning, methods of assessment, evaluation and monitoring which enable you to ensure learning is taking place and evidence this to others.


  • Be better able to demonstrate progress to senior management and inspectors
  • Be confident in creating policies to improve teaching, learning and assessment
  • Create unique and differentiated Performing Arts policies which work alongside whole-school
COURSE DATE London, Wed 08 Mar 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Performing Arts
Heads of Drama
Heads of Dance
Heads of Music
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 11.00am: Leading outstanding outcomes

  • Departmental review – reflecting on current practice and outcomes
  • Use of policies to improve teaching, learning and attainment

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 – 12.15pm: Lesson observations, feedback and evaluation

  • What to look for in observations to drive progress
  • How to use observation feedback to support staff and improve teaching

12.15 – 1.15pm: Practical approaches to assessment and progress in key stage 3

  • How to promote enjoyment of the subject to all students and ensure effective progression to Key Stage 4 & 5
  • Using tablets for evidence, recording achievement and promoting evaluation

1.15pm – 2.15pm: Lunch and informal discussion


2.15 – 3.15pm: Practical approaches to assessment and progression at key stage 4 & 5

  • Using examination board criteria for formative and summative assessment
  • Strategies to achieve success at AS & A Level using assessment

3.15 – 3.45pm: Communicating assessment data

  • Using data effectively to show the results of teaching and learning

Dan Hyde

Dan Hyde is Director of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, line-managing the Music, Drama and Dance departments. He is involved in whole-school initiatives, leading Lesson Observation policy and has advised Senior Leadership on systems of Staff Appraisal, Performance Management and Teacher Development. Following an MA in Education Management at King’s College, London, he is currently a Doctoral student within their Education department, specialising in educational assessment research. He is a regular contributor for subject specific publications including Teaching Drama magazine, and has had assessment research published in the international Journal of Education at Practice. He has also been an examiner for A Level Music Composition and Performance Studies.