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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
Explore course dates and locations
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15.30

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 to 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.


  • 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

Further information

COVID-19 update:

Please note all of our CPD courses are going ahead. Where possible, these will take place at the venue(s) below. However, we may deliver the training via live webinar instead, giving  teachers and leaders the ability to interact with the trainer and course without the need to attend the venue.  Even better, if we live-stream your course, a recording of the course will be available for you to view for one month after the course date, meaning you can enjoy the course anywhere, any time, even if your plans change at short notice. 


At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in. For this reason we choose only the best venues with lunch and refreshments will be included.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue.

23 April 2020
TT Education (Training Suite), The Yellow House, A1, Knowledge Gateway, COLCHESTER, CO4 3ZL
    Course full
    30 April 2020
    Liverpool Marriott Hotel, Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre, LIVERPOOL, L1 1RH
      19 May 2020
      Holiday Inn Milton Keynes, 500 Saxton Gate, MILTON KEYNES, MK9 2HQ
        10 June 2020
        Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
          15 June 2020
          Harrison College, Barclay Court, Heavens Walk, DONCASTER, DN4 5HZ
            Course full
            24 June 2020
            Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS
              26 June 2020
              Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                08 July 2020
                Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ
                  08 July 2020
                  Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                    14 September 2020
                    The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                      01 October 2020
                      Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                        09 October 2020
                        Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                          21 October 2020
                          Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
                            25 November 2020
                            Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ
                              02 December 2020
                              Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                                10 December 2020
                                Sprowston Manor, Wroxham Road, NORWICH, NR7 8RP

                                  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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