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Section 1: The Key Elements of Effective Subject Leadership

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Created on 04 November 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 07 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator


There are so many elements which make up effective subject leadership and it is easy to become completely overwhelmed.

Therefore, it is a good idea to survey and review the whole “terrain” of subject leader responsibilities and make some decisions about where you feel you would like to start and which elements are most important for you.

The diagram below indicates some of these key elements from which you might wish to choose and will help you to ‘clear the decks’ and focus on one or two things rather than be overwhelmed by the whole job.

Clicking on an element will take you to a section containing:

  • features of good practice
  • case studies based on experiences from subject leaders around the country
  • prompts for reflection and action planning.

Hover over an element to identify the core responsibilities to which they relate.

visions and aims self-evaluation professional development curriculum and lesson planning learning environment and resources managing the budget assessment liaison with SLT improving planning developing a common purpose and shared culture planning for improvement working and developing as a team having effiecient and well organised systems

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