Developing Foundation Subject Leadership (Afternoon)
Ensuring Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact from the Perspective of Middle Leadership
Norton Grange Hotel & Spa

Developing Foundation Subject Leadership (Afternoon)

Tim Nelson

Online: £95.00
Tel: £105.00
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This half-day course is aimed at foundation subject leaders in primary schools with responsibility for History, Geography, DT, Art and Design, PE, Languages, Computing or Music. With the foundation subjects now playing a key part of the inspection process this course is particularly relevant for schools at the present time.


Course Outline

This course will set out to provide foundation subject leaders with a clear understanding of the latest Ofsted focus on the breadth and balance of the curriculum and how it meets the learners’ needs within the specific context of the school. Auditing subjects against Ofsted-based criteria will form a key part of the training.

 Delegates will learn about the key aspects of new inspection handbook and how this relates to their subject leadership role, ready to take back into school.

Delegates will gain clarity and understanding about how they can put their work into context and ensure they can demonstrate curriculum intent linked to the schools’ context and values; implementation through planning and auditing their subject to meet the needs of pupils; and impact through efficient and effective monitoring.

With subject leaders and schools being able to demonstrate pupils’ progression in the acquisition of knowledge becoming a key focus on inspection, this course can be really useful for schools preparing for Ofsted, as well as helping develop the skills and knowledge of middle leaders.


The training will address the following:

  • What are the latest developments from Ofsted relating to the foundation subjects?

  • How could subject leaders ensure a clear progression in knowledge as well as skills throughout the age range of the school?

  • How can subject leaders audit their subject effectively and provide evidence of the three ‘I’s?


The benefits of attending this course:

  • It will provide you with a clear understanding of the latest Ofsted messages and draft handbook, relating to foundation subject leadership;

  • It will help you audit your subject effectively against the criteria of intent, implementation and impact;

  • It will provide you with practical resources to use in school;

  • It will provide you with a greater understanding of your role and confidence about the inspection process.