School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Developing Outstanding Subject and Middle Leaders

How do you raise the profile of your subject, phase or area of leadership to ensure others support you in achieving school goals? This course will empower you to overcome the challenges you face as a middle leader and enjoy success in your role.

  • Develop your own leadership style and aspirations
  • Clarify your vision and drive your subject or phase forward
  • Proven strategies to suit your subject or area of leadership
  • Network and share experiences with other middle leaders
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This one-day CPD course has been specifically created for subject and middle leaders across EYFS, KS1 or KS2. It will introduce you to a range of effective strategies, approaches and knowledge that will help you to excel in this important role.

The course objectives include the following:

  • To understand the key roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of middle leaders and relate these to the latest frameworks and teaching standards
  • To explore how monitoring can be carried out in the most effective way e.g. planning scrutiny, work sampling, learning walks, pupil interviews and lesson observations
  • To be able to carry out a skills audit, needs analysis and prepare/monitor a budget for your subject or team/phase
  • To know how to complete a section for a School’s Improvement Plan, for your subject or team/phase
  • To consider how to create an effective action plan that will drive progress in your subject or phase and take the first steps to achieving this
  • To practise providing constructive feedback and explore how to motivate and inspire those around you
  • To be prepared to present progress effectively to your Head, Governors and Ofsted/ISI

This outstanding CPD course will prepare you with the knowledge, tools and approaches to support effective learning across your subject or phase.


This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Subject Leaders, Phase Leaders, Middle Leaders
  • Teachers with aspirations towards subject or middle leadership
  • EYFS, KS1 & KS2 


The course focussed my attention and allowed me to better understand the purpose of middle leaders and how I can be more effective in my role.”
Hannah Scothern, Maths Leader, Nene Valley Primary School

“A fantastic way to discover your own leadership skills and qualities and how to use them. Also, I now have the tools to use these skills straight away.”
Toni Reid-Arnold, Subject Leader, Lambeth Academy, London

"A great experience that laid out the expectations of middle leadership, clearly, with points on how to improve in your subject or school."
David Robinson, PE/Sport Lead, Captain Cook Primary School, Cleveland


How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
01 December 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

28 November 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
29 November 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
30 November 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
02 December 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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