Face-to-face CPD

Leading a Business & Economics Department

This CPD course aims to increase your confidence, and build your knowledge about leading a successful department. We will explore the key challenges and suggest strategies for developing teaching, learning and assessment resources.


Face-to-face CPD
1 day (10am to 3.15pm)

All teachers leading a Business and/or Economics Department

What we'll cover

  • Planning the academic year
  • Strategies for developing the broad range of skills needed for Business and/or Economics
  • Choosing an awarding body that suits your students
  • Strategies for curriculum development, producing resources, pastoral, managing others, extension / enrichment opportunities

  • Supporting teachers and colleagues in the department
  • Managing parents
  • Managing the demands of senior management

  • Being Ofsted ready
  • Managing the demands of the the different Key Stages
  • Enrichment and extension Strategies

  • Skills needed for an effective leader of a department
  • Using data effectively
  • Managing budgets
  • Managing your own time
  • Managing your professional development

The tutor2u approach to CPD

  • A full day of CPD designed and delivered by experienced subject specialists

  • Practical, ready-to-use resources that you can put to use and share with colleagues as soon as you return to the classroom

  • A chance to have your questions answered, and teaching problems solved

  • An invaluable opportunity to share ideas and experiences with colleagues from other centres and to build a network of contacts

  • Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch

  • All attendees receive a 20% one-time discount code to use on any tutor2u print or digital resources

What attendees say

I thoroughly enjoyed it and came away feeling really inspired. Hosts, content, and location were all great.

Head of Economics

The session was delivered very well. It came from a shared understanding of the pressures of the job and was sequenced very well. There were a lot of approaches offered that I have now made a part of my daily routine.

Head of Economics

Clear, concise and communicated in an engaging way. Some fantastic practical strategies were gained to be implemented at our Sixth Form immediately!

Head of Business Studies

Your hosts

  • Helen Gordon

    Helen is head of department at a large Sixth Form College in Wigan. She is a lead practitioner and examiner and has held a variety of teacher training and coaching roles in subjects including A-level business, vocational business, and economics.

  • Jon Clark

    Jon is an experienced A-Level and GCSE economics teacher, presenter and author. Jon also leads tutor2u's research and development activities into resource innovation and our online platform.

  • Ruth Tarrant

    Experienced teacher of Economics and Politics, formerly HOD at Bedales School. Ruth is also a senior examiner.

About Department Management

Designed to provide practical advice, support and resources to support teachers managing their departments.

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