Leading teaching and learning for maths and English managers
SET member: £255
Non-SET member: £300 (for individuals working in the further education and training sector and who are employed by a SFA-funded organisation).
Unsubsidised fee: £450 (not employed by a SFA-funded organisation)
A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:
- Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
- Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
- Consider yourself to have a disability
- Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background
You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.
To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book as normal. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet and then click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero.
SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.
Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.
Who is this course for?
Those with first line management or co-ordination responsibility formaths and/or English teachers i.e.
- first line managers of maths/English teachers
- curriculum leads for maths/English
- team leaders for maths/English
- advanced practitioners for maths/English.
To prepare you to be better equipped and more confident to lead maths and/or English provision in your organisations.
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Day 1 (residential)
(Re) Imagining yourself as a Leader
- Identify & share strategies for effective practice in managing maths/English
- Explore the ecologies of practice in supporting changes in maths/English
- Use 'The Thinking Environment' framework (Kline, 1984) - a simple, powerful and rigorous framework for transforming leadership & organisational culture
- Reflect on Thinking Environment processes in leadership
- Make connections between personal aspirations & styles of leadership
- Develop a re imagining of yourself as a leader
- Considered 'wicked'problems
Identifying your issue and a plan to address it
- Outline key changes you can make to maths/English provision, building on what you have already achieved
- Clarify your vision
- Identify the key influencers and their role in your vision
- Explain how practices can be transformed as a result of research
- Identify and sharpen your wicked problem into a small achievable goal defined as a PICO question
Length of the course
Two day residential in November 2018 with day 3 taking place in March 2019
- Outline key changes that you can and have made to maths and English provision, drawing on the work of leading researchers and your peers.
Keynote: Dr Matt O'Leary, Using observation to understand and improve practice: moving from the performative to the informative
You should typically be new to managing or coordinating maths and English provision within their organisation.
There will be some pre-course activity to undertake and project based work between the residential and day 3.