Developing effective leadership in secondary science NY329 / A21

Start date
11 Jul 22
23 Hours
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Whether you are an aspiring science leader, new in the role, or wanting to reflect on your leadership practice, this course is designed to provide the strategies and techniques you will need to be successful. Mapped to the NPQLT framework, the course will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to continue their leadership journey further. The course focuses on three key themes: developing essential leadership skills, leading teaching and leading change. Bridging each theme, you will also be provided with skills and knowledge development to help you reflect on and consolidate your role.

What topics are covered?

During the course we will cover:

  • Creating a vision
  • Leading teams
  • Leading health and safety
  • Deep dives
  • Running effective meetings
  • Managing workload
  • The Science of Learning
  • Effective practical science
  • Developing your curriculum
  • Outstanding teaching and learning
  • Effective observation
  • Managing upwards
  • Establishing your role
  • Leading change
  • Leadership competencies
  • Using data to drive action
  • Developing your CPD programme

These areas map to the new NPQLT qualification and by attending this course, you will be able to develop a foundation to reflect on aspects of the NPQLT and start to think about some of the sources of evidence you may gather to support your journey.

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered through a combination of face to face and remote methods. Please check the schedule of the sessions when booking onto the course. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Facilitator To Be Confirmed

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By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • employ a range of methods to strategically lead and manage your science department
  • evaluate the skills you have and identify areas you need to develop
  • explain what outstanding teaching and learning in science is and use this to provide effective feedback
  • employ a range of techniques to enable you to create a high performing team and to develop the members of your team


Day 1 - Essential skills for leading your team11 July 202211:00-19:00National STEM Centre
Day 2 – Leading teaching12 July 202209:00-18:00National STEM Learning Centre
Day 3 – Leading change13 July 202209:00-14:00National STEM Learning Centre
Remote session - Skills and knowledge28 September 202213:00-16:00Virtual
Remote session - Skills and knowledge10 October 202215:00-17:00Virtual

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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