Curriculum and subject leadership in schools has recently gained substantial attention from both researchers and policy-makers. The Teacher Training Agency (TTA) has reinforced the importance of subject leadership in school improvement, proposing a new measure of such leadership competence through the creation of national subject leader standards (NPQSL). Subject Leadership and School Improvement reflects critically on the work of subject and curriculum leaders especially in schools in England and Wales, that is, those within the policy framework of The National Curriculum and the Teacher Training Agency. The book debates the functions of subject leaders in primary and secondary schools, using current researc
Chapter 8: The Subject Leader as a Middle Manager
The Subject Leader as a Middle Manager
This chapter explores what it means for a subject leader to be a middle manager in a school, and how that crucially involves working with and through people to create an effectively operating subject area. How subject leaders work with people is seen to have a number of interlocking aspects.
In schools, organisational hierarchical distinctions are ...