New and aspiring heads of science NY200

Develop an understanding of the first steps in running your secondary science department


Are you new to the role of head of science or are you ready to take on the challenge and looking to aquire the necessary skills to gain promotion? This one-day course is designed to provide the strategies and techniques you will need to be successful specifically in a science department and would complement the general leadership qualities covered in the NPQML qualification.

This course focuses on four ongoing themes within a science context: leading your science team leading your curriculum, leading practical work and addressing the needs of all students. We will use the STEM learning Science leadership benchmarks and workbook to guide you through the first steps in running your science department.  

Book a stay in Franklin House for an additional £35 to make the most of exploring what York has to offer!

To book your room, please email and we shall book this for you! 

Please note this must be booked in advance due to room availability

Who is it for?

For teachers new to the role of head of science or for those who are ready to lead a science department.

What topics are covered?

During the course we will cover:

Leading your science team

Leading practical work

Leading on your curriculum

Addressing the needs of all students 

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a one day course


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

  • Identify the team you have and ideas for how you may support them
  • Understand the key components of an effective science curriculum
  • Understand your responsibilities with regards to leading effective and safe practical work in your department
  • Explore how to address the needs of all pupils in your department  
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