ABOUT THIS ONLINE COURSE
These are exciting and challenging times to lead in Secondary Science. Science faculties have the most rewarding subject to teach, and benefit from many developments and resources for teaching on social media. However, Science can be a more difficult subject to lead than others within a secondary school with a complex curriculum offer, shortages of qualified subject specialists, health and safety responsibilities and practical work with large teams and non-teaching staff to lead.
To address these unique challenges this practical course has been developed to support new or aspiring leaders in Science. Together we will examine the complex tasks inhibiting leadership in science and the strategies necessary for success. Delegates will take away practical strategies to enable them to hit the ground running, enabling them to keep on top of the day to day issues whilst developing their team and a shared strategic vision.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- What does successful leadership in Science look like?
- Examine the specific challenges of running a Science Faculty and share tips and hints for success
- Building a successful team in Science
- Developing a vision for Science and making it happen
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Session 1 – Tuesday 3rd November 4.30 – 6.00 (online)
4.30 – 5.15 pm: Getting started
- What are the main duties and responsibilities as a middle leader in Science?
- Identifying the challenges your department is facing
- Getting to know your team and build quick relationships
- Tips for successful Leadership in Science
5.15 – 6.00 pm: Identifying some quick wins
- Working with external support
- Practical work, Health and Safety
- Managing the budget and how to get most for your money
- Managing the Prep Room; practical guidance for efficient running
Session 2 – Tuesday 17th November 4.30 – 6.00 (online)
4.30 – 6.00pm: Building your Team
- How to build a team ethos
- Establishing roles with TLR holders and the importance of delegating
- Developing your team, how to communicate effectively, dos and don’ts.
- Running successful meetings
- Recruitment and HR, from writing job descriptions, to interview
- Challenging underperformance and dealing with difficult conversations
Session 3 – Tuesday 1st December 4.30 – 6.00 (online)
4.30 – 6.00 pm: Developing and implementing a shared vision
- Developing a plan of action to address the challenges your department is facing
- Curriculum: developing a vision and establishing your priorities
- Assessment, data, monitoring and feedback
- What you need to know about Timetabling and Rooming
- The debate around Specialist teaching and Separate Sciences
Dr Liz Nourshargh
Dr Liz Nourshargh taught Science, specialising in Physics, for eighteen years at several 11-18 schools in Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including roles as Head of Physics, Lead Tutor for Science within a SCITT and two stints as Head of Science. She has lead the Science Subject Leader Network within Milton Keynes for four years and has examined both GCSE and A-level Physics for AQA and OCR. She was a Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics for almost ten years before becoming a part-time Teacher Support coach in 2019. Liz is a Lead Facilitator for STEM Learning.