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Use our checklist of tasks to help get your department/subject plans in great shape for the new academic year.

Download our checklist

KeyDoc: subject leader checklist for the new year (primary)

KeyDoc: head of department/subject leader checklist for the new year (secondary)

We worked with Jeremy Bird, Martin Owen and Nina Siddall-Ward, 3 of our associate education experts, to create these checklists.

Plan your monitoring schedule

Autumn term Check that induction programmes for new staff, and those delivering new programmes, are ready Plan departmental continuing professional development (CPD) activities, and think about shadowing and development opportunities Set departmental, subject and pupil targets Spring term Run mock exams, if applicable Review resources in the school library Plan and undertake field work, if applicable Summer term Check that resources, books and equipment are in place and ready for the next school year Ensure data, including information about pupils, and any relevant documents are up to

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