Subject Leadership 


2023 - 2024

'Subject leaders are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. They ensure that knowledge and skills build progressively year on year.'

'Leaders are knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects that they lead. They support other staff so that they have the knowledge they need to teach all subjects well.'

'In the wider curriculum, pupils learn how to be subject experts themselves. For instance, in history, they learn how to ‘think like a historian’.

Following the feedback and success of the existing network and recent inspections, three more collaborative sessions per subject focusing on pedagogy, assessing and evaluating for seven subjects across terms 2, 4 and 6. Sessions are practical, collaborative and focused on subject leaders making a difference in their settings between sessions with network facilitators available between sessions for advice and guidance. 

New Subject Leader Collaborations facilitated in Terms 2, 4 and 6 (2023/2024) for Scientist/Historian/Geographer/Engineer/Musician/Artist subject leaders.


Our focus will be on sequencing the subject throughout the school, across year groups/phases and within enquiries/topics. 


The format of the sessions will include a short introductory film for all subject leaders to watch prior to each session, followed by a one hour online from 3.45-4.45, designed to be:

·         Dialogic - encouraging thought, comment and input from all 

·         Progressive - across the year

·         Reflective - in order to form part of the Subject Leader Action Plans

There will be follow up Subject Leader Whatsapp group created to enable continuous discussions, and an optional online 1:1 curriculum coaching conversations with one of our team, a subject expert or practitioner for extra fee, please email to discuss your needs and requirements.


First set of Subject Leader Collaborations dates:


Dial in details to be sent separately on receipt of a Purchase Order.


£145 per subject or £900 for all seven subjects (saving 10%)

Small school and Trust discounts available: email nicholas@lightinguplearning.com.


Lead Scientists

Lead Geographers

Lead Historians

Lead Artists

Lead Engineers

Lead Musicians

Lead Athletes


Once a PO is recieved, the person booking the sessions and each participant should receive a calendar invite directly via email. If you do not have a calendar invite please contact nicholas@lightinguplearning.com.

All content and recording of sessions will be made available post session via a link to a shared folder.