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 28 September 2021
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.

You may find that there are sections in this audit that don’t apply to the specific middle leadership role you hold. If this is the case, you can remove the sections that aren’t relevant to your role. The areas covered in the audit are: 

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