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Subject Leadership

Elements of subject leader role



  • Link oversight of the curriculum coverage and ensuring the curriculum meet meet national requirements
  • Ensuring that colleagues are aware of expectations
  • Action planning for future development
  • Ensuring that appropriate resources are in place to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum.



  • Ensuring that teaching within the subject to strong and promotes the acquisition of key knowledge, building on prior learning
  • Leading professional development, providing guidance to support colleagues 
  • Oversee assessment 
  • Making best use of financial and human resources to impact standards
  • Promoting the subject and champion the subject with colleagues and pupils.



  • Monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and the impact on learning and standards
  • Evaluating and summarise in all aspects of their subject to design next steps for improvement.



Governors work closely with the subject leaders and are kept informed of any developments, through updates, monitoring visits, Headteacher reports and meetings. 


The governors are well informed of any new initiatives, changes and courses that have been attended. It is a good partnership based on mutual respect. Both parties strive to improve standards across the school.