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Subject leadership: checklist for the new academic year (primary)
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- 1 Download our checklist
- 2 Develop your subject action plan
- 3 Plan your termly schedule
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Download our checklist
We worked with Nina Siddall-Ward, Jeremy Bird and Martin Owen, 3 of our associate education experts, to create this checklist.
Develop your subject action plan
Download our subject action plan template to help you plan and evaluate improvements in your subject.
Plan your termly schedule
Plan your key tasks for each term to help you manage and monitor your subject. We set out some examples of items that may come up below:
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Set curriculum targets and objectives, and identify priorities for the year
Ensure teachers are aware of targets, objectives and priorities for the year
Review medium- and long-term planning and make changes where necessary
Plan CPD activities for both teaching and support staff
Review progress against targets, objectives and priorities, and make changes where necessary
Discuss progress against targets, objectives and priorities with teachers
Set targets for the term
Carry out an audit of resource and support needed
Analyse test results and assessment activities
Ensure relevant senior leaders and teachers are made aware of the results
Set new objectives and priorities for the following year
Create an action plan for the following year
You can find additional examples of termly tasks for subject leaders in another article.
Nina Siddall-Ward is an education consultant. She is the former head of standards and learning effectiveness for a large local authority. She has been a headteacher in three schools.
Jeremy Bird has extensive experience of primary headship. He has also worked with local authorities and published guidance for new and aspiring headteachers and senior leaders.
Martin Owen is a qualified chartered accountant (CPFA). He has more than 20 years' experience of working with schools to improve their governance, leadership and management of financial, business and operational processes.
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