Autumn 2023 - Primary science subject leader mentoring programme

Course summary

Primary subject leadership can sometimes feel quite a lonely place. Leaders often have few people they can call upon for ideas or support in their specific subject.

The recent Finding the optimum: science subject findings report from Ofsted states that subject leadership plays a crucial role in the quality of school science. We are pleased to offer a term-long professional development programme for subject leaders that will introduce strategies to improve science pedagogy and assessment and to support teachers to improve the quality of education.

The project will bring together science subject leaders who, over a term, work together to generate ideas and approaches locally to subject leadership, monitoring and evaluation and use the opportunity to establish new working groups incorporating visits to each other's settings. Participants will learn about different leadership styles and, through coaching, develop their confidence at giving effective feedback. This project is designed for new and established primary science subject leaders.

Intended outcomes:

  • To develop different approaches to science subject leadership
  • To work collaboratively with other local leaders
  • To share good practise and develop own approaches to monitoring and evaluation
  • To recognise your own leadership qualities through coaching opportunities

How will you learn

SessionDateTimeTask
14th October  202313.30 - 16.30Introduction, needs analysis, action planning.
21st November 202309.30 - 16.30Monitoring approaches and rationale; Approaches to leadership - coaching style; delivering effective feedback.
Gap taskTBCN/AVisit another setting - focus the date of visit agreed in session 2.
313th December 202313.30 - 16.30Evaluation and feedback on the process. Action planning.

Who is it for?

  • primary science subject leaders
  • primary teachers with a specific interest in science

Cost

£390 per person (inclusive of all sessions)

Contact us

For enquiries and booking please email us at stem@herts.ac.uk.