Leading the Music Department to Outstanding

Leading the Music Department

Course description


This course is for Heads, and aspiring Heads of Music, wishing to make their department Outstanding. You will spend the day learning new ways to drive excellent teaching and learning, lead your team to success, raise the profile of music throughout the school and ultimately lead your department to attain outstanding results.

You will investigate the power of partnerships. How can you partner with senior leaders, other departments, music education hubs and the local community to improve pupil outcomes and raise aspirations of children in your school. You will also look at a number of case studies showing proven strategies that have raised the standards of Music Departments.

You will leave the day with a bank of excellent resources that will help you to plan for the development of your music department. You will be inspired and prepared to go back to your school ready to lead the Music Department to become Outstanding.



  • New ways to drive excellent teaching and learning.

  • Lead your team to success.

  • Inspire and develop your staff to succeed.

  • Raise the profile of music throughout your school.

  • Lead your department to attain outstanding grades.

  • Use the power of partnerships.

  • View case studies proven to gain success.

  • Excellent bank of resources to help plan for outstanding.

Who should attend?


  • Heads of Department

  • Aspiring Heads of Department

95% of delegates rate our courses as ‘Excellent’

The Details


Location: Central London – Date: Summer term 2017 TBC


Cost: £275 + VAT: Includes lunch, refreshments, an excellent bank of resources and CPD certificate


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Feedback from delegates on John's Courses


‘Brilliant course! A really useful day with loads of information and research’ – Maria G, Wimbledon College


‘Inspiring, motivating and thoroughly helpful course’ – Natalie W, Frien Barnet School


‘John is experienced and has plenty of ideas and information to share’ – Su Mei K, Heathfield School


‘Very well resourced. John’s knowledge of the world of music education is vast’ – Mathew W, St. Dunstans College