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Managing your department


Lorraine Thomson has over twelve years’ experience working in education.   She is passionate about excellent teaching and learning and meeting the needs of all learners, from all background and abilities. As a highly effective teacher and leader who has taught in a variety of different schools with contrasting socio-economic circumstances, Lorraine believes she has improved the life chances of all of the young people that she has worked with.

Furthermore, Lorraine has been instrumental in giving strategic direction to colleagues on a variety of areas and believes that her ability to assimilate and disseminate pedagogy have enabled me her to successfully lead school improvement in a variety of areas: Planning for Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Development, Skills for Life, Skills for Learning and Skills for Work, Literacy across Learning and DSYW.


Managing your department - Lorraine Thomson
Monday 8th October 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

The aims of the course are:

• To provide vital information to new principal teachers and faculty heads
• To deliver practical information on managing a department
• To monitor the performance of the department
• To ensure improvements through self-evaluation
• To examine leadership for learning
• To prepare for Inspection and Review

Previous attendees have commented:

'Excellent Day! Good to discuss a variety of different points with the group. Lorraine is very inspirational!! Thanks for the down to earth advice and discussion'
'A well delivered courses which was very insightful'
'Course tutor was excellent and really highlighted the important aspects of the day to day running of a successful department'
'Approachable, supportive tutor who answered all of my queries and gave advice to support me on my jorney to becming a PT'
'Extremely useful in giving me a clear vision for my department and what I can do next on a dearmental and whole school level as far as initiatives, leading, GIRFEC, preparing me for a post'
'Really practical and useful advice for the future. Fatastic admin examples and great responses to questions asked'

Places on most of our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

The first years of Senior Management - 30th October 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers) - 3rd December 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018