Middle leaders' skills audit

Go beyond the minimum expectations of the Teachers' Standards and assess yourself against the skills you'll need to progress in your role as a phase, department or subject lead.

Last reviewed on 15 June 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our audit tool

Download our audit tool

Use it to help you evaluate your strengths and highlight areas for development, so you can progress in your role. 

It's based on example competencies developed from the Ofsted inspection framework, and advice from our associate education experts David New and Nina Siddall-Ward. These competencies go above and beyond the minimum expectations of the Teachers’ Standards, so first check you’re meeting those with our teachers’ skills audit.

Remove any sections from the audit that don't apply to the specific middle leadership role you hold. The areas covered in the audit are: 

  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment and progress
  • Curriculum planning 
  • Educational experiences 
  • Team and school culture 
  • Resource management