Leading an Academic / Subject Area Department

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An introductory programme providing an overview of the role and responsibilities of a Head of Department


  • General vision, key policies and procedures, national, local and school-level considerations
  • Curriculum, design, standardisation, resources, evaluation
  • Staffing, management and supervision, selection
  • Finance, budgeting, control
  • Extra-curricular, extension activities

Note : this does not consider classroom Teaching.


  • Current Heads of Department or co-ordinators and aspirants to the role
  • Current or aspirant Heads of other Departments would find this useful
  • School Leaders, Academic Directors and similar

Format     Face-to-face interactive seminar

Series     Educational Leadership

Level     Two (Extension)

Pre-requisites     English CEFR-B2

Number of hours     8

SENCE-eligible     Yes

Ley SEP eligible     Yes

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