Leading & Managing a Dynamic Science Department

This conference will be online:

  • John is presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th January, sessions will be 4pm to 6:30pm on both days

This intensive course is a must for all middle managers in Science. The day will develop the essential leadership and management skills needed to lead all aspects of learning in Science. From effectively handing difficult situations and conflict to long term issues, such as creating and developing a cohesive teaching team and departmental improvement, this course covers it all. At a time when many changes have been made to the nature of inspections and many innovations are being made in educational research & Cognitive Science, time will be spent evaluating the implications of this research , as well as applying this to the preparation for inspection (both Ofsted & ISI).

Who should attend?

Heads of Science, Aspiring Heads of Science, Heads of Biology/Chemistry/Physics and Key Stage Coordinators.

Aims of the course are to:

  • Develop the leadership skills needed manage a highly effective Science team and to understand the link between successful leadership and school improvement
  • Develop the role and leadership capacities of middle leaders
  • Develop the strategic leadership skills necessary to work more effectively in a whole school role
  • Provide clear strategies that work to promote personalising learning; develop self evaluation and review, use data to create a culture of expectation; build lateral capacity through distributed leadership, create a coaching culture and to apply the latest research to improve teaching and learning

The Essential Elements of Leadership & Management in Science

  • Leadership versus management
  • Communication - the wrong and the right type
  • Successfully managing change & conflict
  • Setting priorities & time management

Outstanding Implementation of Teaching & Learning & Inspections

  • What does ‘outstanding or excellent’ look like in Science?
  • Creating a culture of self reflection & evaluation
  • Effective lesson evaluations & Lesson Study
  • Monitoring teaching and learning
  • Preparing for Inspection (Ofsted & ISI)

Curriculum & Development Planning & Raising Achievement in Science

  • Applying the latest educational & Cognitive Science research to curriculum planning in Science
  • Development planning
  • Strategies for raising achievement & improving your Science results

Leading High-Performance Teams (including technical staff)

  • What is an effective team?
  • How do we build a culture of collegiality and trust within a team?
  • Building & sustaining the ideal team

Presenter Profile

Presenter John Medlicott

John Medlicott (@johnmedlicott) is the Director of JMC Education (www.jmcinset.com), having held a number of key academic and pastoral leadership roles in schools and colleges. John still teaches in an Ofsted Outstanding School and has taught for over 20 years. As a teacher trainer & school improvement consultant he works with schools across the UK and internationally. He is regularly graded as “outstanding” by delegates on their evaluation forms. John has spoken recently on challenge and differentiation at a National Conference for Deputy Head teachers and is a regular Keynote speaker and workshop provider in School Leadership and Teaching and Learning.

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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