‘Forums give us the confidence that we are fully up to date with national requirements. They have provided us with a platform to validate and share our best practice. The forums have been integral to us developing a subject leader toolkit. The toolkit is filled with a range of templates (from conducting effective learning walks to moderating a set of pupils’ work) all designed to ensure an effective and consistent approach to subject leadership.’ 

Improvement Director, Multi-Academy Trust

Recent international research is clear. To drive improvement, leaders at all levels need to:

  • focus on the practical business of teaching and learning.
  • develop themselves as learning-centred leaders.
  • be skilled in helping teachers to improve their practice.

As a subject leader, you need strategies to develop and challenge the learning of your team whilst holding them to account for the quality of their work. We have developed a suite of tools linked with the improvement cycle. The tools will support systematic efforts to tackle internal priorities alongside actions to implement national change. The tools include templates and prompts, for example, Improve English work scrutiny template.

Please contact us if you are interested in more information on the Improve English Subject Leader Toolkit, or if you would like to explore individual or group support for improved English leadership.

‘Developing a core team of SL’s enables a consistent and sustainable approach to the demands of the new curriculum, discussing best practice, sharing challenges and supporting each other. The core team has developed a high level of trust and confidence enabling SL’s to develop their role and attack challenges in a safe and supportive environment' 

Head of School performance, Multi-Academy Trust