Subject leader groups
Hello Curriculum Thinkers,
📝Is anyone interested in collaborating on a document, sharing common misconceptions? I have created an Excel spread sheet with a tab for each topic we teach.
❓How well has your formative assessment and feedback supported your students for the end of year exam season and how do you know?
🧠What interleaving strategies are people using to help students retain all the information needed for the GCSE?
⚖️ Just wondering how you create the balance between theory and practical in KS3 in your Schemes of Work?
🗓What’s the best way to deliver the AQA triple science course in a short space of time over two years?
These are just a sample of the questions members are asking each other inside our new private groups - just for subject leaders.
New groups? For subject leaders? That’s right.
Subject/department leadership is one of the hardest, if not THE hardest, jobs in school. Don't do it alone.
Whether it's starting a course from scratch, making sequencing choices or changing the way you assess, you can always do with a bit of help from people who've been there and done it.
To help you to find and learn from great curriculum practice across our community of 200+ Curriculum Thinkers schools we have set up:
A private group for you and your fellow subject leaders
A searchable directory of members’ expertise and offers of support.
Each group gives you space to:
ask any questions
find a supportive community of people who lead your subject
Our promise to you - groups are:
invite-only for those with responsibility of Head of Dept/Subject Leader in schools who have joined the Curriculum Thinkers Community.
safe and confidential spaces solely for people in the same role as you: no team members, no line managers.
carefully managed by the We Are In Beta team to make sure it stays that way
moderated by the group leaders who work in Curriculum Thinkers schools to ensure all discussions are productive, inclusive and positive.
🎉Meet your group leaders
Each group is led by the members themselves.
After all who better to be there to ask and answer questions than those living and breathing the subject leader role?
A huge thank you to the team who have joined us as group leaders so far. A fantastic testament to your outward-facing spirit and keenness to learn from and support others.
Laura Pollitt, Curriculum Leader of Business, Careers & Computing at John Taylor Free School
Miss T Downer, Head of English at The Oxford Academy
Katherine Jones, Senior Progress Leader for English at The Stanway School
Dan Tanner, Head of Character and Subject leader History at The Dorcan Academy
Anthi Glymidou, Head of Languages & IT/Business -Careers Lead at St Mark's Church of England Academy
Gemma Jones, Head of MFL at John Taylor Free School
Melissa Barron, Teacher of Music, Curriculum Lead of Performing Arts, Teaching and Learning Group at Manor School
Vikki Woodley, Head of Performing Arts at Princes Risborough School
Heather Dent-Cowan, Subject Leader - Alternative Curriculum; PSHE, English & Sociology Teacher at The Thomas Aveling School
Katie Clifton Rabone, Head of Science at Wheatley Park School
Chanel McPherson-George, Head of Science at Bedford Free School
Adam Walton, Social science subject leader at Dover Grammar School for Girls
Amy Mills, Subject Lead for Psychology and EPQ Centre Coordinator at NCEA Duke's Secondary School
Freya Ralph, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner in Teaching and Learning at Didcot Girls' School
We’re currently looking for additional keen, enthusiastic and collaborative subject leaders who are happy to get involved and lead the conversations in your subject.
If this interests you or someone in your team, send Fran a message and arrange a call to chat through what’s involved and how it can help you.
🎯 Join the group for your subject
Groups are invite-only to Heads of Dept/Subject Leaders in schools like that have joined our Curriculum Thinkers Community.
See if your school is a member of Curriculum Thinkers here.
Fill in your We Are In Beta profile with your school and role, then request to join the group for your subject from the list below.
If your school is not yet a member, request a free trial to access this group.
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🧬 Science Leaders Group join here>
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