Secondary Subject Leadership

This programme offers focused support to secondary heads of department and subject leaders, to enable them to better understand and implement teaching for mastery approaches across their department, and to develop in their role as leaders of both student learning and teacher professional development.

It provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of teaching for mastery approaches, of their wider roles, and of their capacity with their colleagues to transform secondary maths learning.

Who can take part?

The project is for secondary heads of department/subject leaders, and is open to heads of department in schools already involved with Maths Hubs and to those who are not yet involved. In their first year of engagement with this project, participants will be part of a Work Group. In subsequent years they will be part of a Maths Hub-led subject leadership community.

What is involved?

Work Groups will follow a cycle of workshops followed by school-based tasks. Participants will support each other through the sharing of leadership strategies and practices. A vibrant professional learning community will be created through peer-to-peer discussions and expert input. Participants will also create an action plan for their department.

Much of the work will involve each individual department working on elements of their action plan and developing collaborative ways of working which support their professional development. As well as exploring the needs of their own department, participants will benefit from the expertise and experiences of the group of departments represented.

What will you learn?

Participants will:

  • develop a shared vision, culture and set of principles for teaching and learning in maths
  • ensure coherence in the curriculum and provide support for teaching for mastery across the department
  • establish collaborative ways of working to support ongoing development
  • develop in their ability to lead change

2023-24 Dates & Venue:

The programme will run over 3 days, please see below for dates, locations and timings:


Harrogate (Rossett School)

Mon 18th December

Mon 4th December

Mon 26th February

Weds 6th March

Wed 19th June

Fri 21st June

(Graham School)

Selby/East Riding (Carlton, near Selby)

Tue 28th November

Tues 12th December

Wed 28th February

Mon 4th March

Mon 17th June

Mon 24th June

How can I get involved?

This programme has now started. If you would like to express your interest in this work group for the 24/25 academic year, please click on the link below to complete a short form and we will be in touch.

Interest in Secondary Subject Leadership for 24/25