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Managing your department


Ann Marie Penman: Ann Marie has over 20 years experience in a variety of education and children’s service’s posts, ranging from classroom teacher to senior manager with overall responsibility for all aspects of primary and secondary school provision within a local authority area.

Her specialist area is Quality Assurance, including self evaluation and improvement planning. She has extensive knowledge and skills in supporting schools to secure improvement in the overall quality of teaching and educational provision.

Managing your department - Ann Marie Penman
Tuesday 13th March 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is a practical and hands-on approach to managing and leading a department/faculty, aimed at those new to this and also those who would like further help and advice on the various aspects of managing a department. It addresses a wide range of management issues, including how to deal with challenges and underperformance in the team. There will be clear advice on effective leadership for learning in the context of Curriculum for Excellence, as well as structuring self-evaluation throughout the year to ensure improved attainment and achievement for all pupils. Other topics will include analysis and use of data to evaluate performances as well as how to prepare for an HMIe inspection.

Aims of the course:

  • To provide vital information to new principal teachers and faculty heads
  • To deliver practical information on managing a department
  • To monitor the performance of the department
  • To ensure improvements through self-evaluation
  • To examine leadership for learning
  • To prepare for HMIe

Previous attendees have commented:

'Today was excellent! I wish all pt (ptc's) could experience this amount of insight into role'

'highly informative course' 

'really enjoyed the collaborative feel of the session. Much better than being 'talked at'

'very packed and intense course, but no surplus information or gaps in the content. I feel this course has given me a clear pathway to take my department forward' 

'fantastic course, really useful and lots of great tips and general advice. Ann Marie was an excellent tutor. Thank you'

Places on all our courses are limited to 14 delegates.

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting Young People with ASD and ADHD in the Classroom - 21st February 2018

Managing your department/faculty -
13th March 2018

Preparing for Senior Management -
26th March 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 1st May 2018

Mindfulness Level 2 - 10th May 2018

Introduction to Pastoral Care/ Guidance/ Pupil Support - 18th May 2018

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 23rd May 2018