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Developing Outstanding Subject and Middle Leaders

Developing Outstanding Subject and Middle Leaders will empower your team to achieve their goals, overcome the barriers and challenges they face as a subject leader or middle leader and enjoy success their your roles. Develop leadership at every level throughout your school. Our INSET days are available in-school, via livestream, or delivered with a blend of an on-demand recorded training course (of your choice) followed by time with our consultant in person or via a live link.

  • Practical and informative
  • Supportive and engaging
  • Helps you overcome barriers
  • Provides guidance on Ofsted

About this INSET

This INSET day has been specifically created for primary subject and middle leaders - providing the strategies, approaches and knowledge that will help you to excel in this important role.

  • Explore the key roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of middle leaders and relate these to the latest Ofsted framework and teaching standards
  • Discover how to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan that will triangulate evidence - including lesson observations, planning scrutiny and work sampling 
  • Learn how to create an effective action plan that will drive progress in your subject or phase
  • Practise providing constructive feedback and explore how to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Be always-prepared to present progress effectively to your Head, Governors and Ofsted

Discover a new set of knowledge, tools and approaches to support effective learning across your school and ultimately improve outcomes for children.


This course is appropriate for primary schools.

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

Download a one-page overview of this INSET

What teachers say

“Fantastic course, recommend for all middle leaders to gain clarity in their role and to understand the difference between a leader and a manager!”
Kate MacKay, English Subject Leader, Roxbourne Primary School, London


“I had resigned myself to being a class teacher forever. Inspired To Lead was the start of it. I am now the KS1 Leader in my school and have just started NPQH. Inspired To Lead helped me to see I could do the role, building on my core strengths and values and I could be myself. My friends say I’m blooming.”
Jane Robson, Key Stage Leader, The Hill Primary, Reading


“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


"An eye opening and awe-inspiring experience to kick start my leadership career!" 
Lois Stockley, Maths Co-ordinator, Hamstel Infant School and Nursery


How this works for your school

One of our friendly Leadership Consultants would be happy to come to your school to deliver this INSET training.  

  • Our Consultant would contact you to discuss your focus for the training 
  • We would tailor the content according to your specific needs 
  • Each member of your team would receive their own resource pack

Our INSET price varies depending on the number of staff attending. You may choose to open the training up to your Teaching Assistants and have a whole staff training experience. Or, you may wish to aim the training simply at your teaching staff.

 Whatever you choose, we would ensure that our training targets all staff attending and that your staff receive an inspiring and engaging session. Please fill out the enquiry form below if you wish to find out more and receive a quote.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this INSET day, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us by email: