Whole school leadership of teaching and learning

09:00 - 16:00, 24 January 2019 Leeds

This course is now full - please email pd@ascl.org.uk to be placed on our waiting list

With an ambitious programme of curriculum and qualification reform, and with Ofsted’s new focus on the curriculum, the whole-school leadership of learning has never been more important. 

This new, one-day course will explore principled curriculum design which enables your school to embrace national curriculum expectations, as well as address the distinctive needs of your own pupils. 

Practical sessions will be led by ASCL’s General Secretary (and former headteacher) Geoff Barton, along with headteacher Julia Upton, both with invaluable experience and insight in the whole-school leadership of teaching and learning.

Delegates will:

  • consider autonomy versus a ‘one size fits all’ approach - how do you keep a cohesive, whole-school focus with a common purpose, but which allows for departmental individuality? 

  • look at how to put whole–school literacy and numeracy at the heart of all subjects

  • explore the roles of middle and senior leaders in improving the quality of teaching, whilst still ensuring staff wellbeing is a key consideration 

  • ensure transitions from primary to secondary are as effective as possible

  • examine approaches to dealing with concerns over teacher performance

Suitable for senior leaders or those aspiring to senior leadership across all phases, but with particular emphasis on Key Stages 3 and 4. 



Geoff Barton
ASCL General Secretary and former Headteacher, King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Julia Upton
Headteacher, Debenham CE Academy, Suffolk

£280 +VAT