Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) twilight programme 2020-2021: taking on a new curriculum leadership role

Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) twilight programme 2020-2021: taking on a new curriculum leadership role

Course dates: 4 x Wednesday twilights – 4.15pm – 5.45pm across the year

Course venue: Bristol Primary Teaching School training room, The Dirac Centre, off Bishop Road, BS7 8LX or online/ facilitated if necessary

£95 for all 4

Target Audience: Early Career Teachers – those in primary schools who have recently completed their NQT induction year and teachers who are in their second or third year post-NQT

Facilitator: Bristol SLE team / school leaders

Following the successful NQT programme, the teaching school team are again offering on-going support to teachers who are moving into their second or third year, when they may be presented with new challenges. RQTs may feel pressured having had more limited experiences in the last year, with COVID closures reducing time for consolidation during their first terms in the job. Moving forward in their careers, there is often less non-contact time and greater demands, in addition to developing understanding of new roles and accountability as curriculum leaders. The RQT programme aims to bring teachers together to develop their practice and career as well as provide a support network across the city.

The sessions will all be run as four twilights, or online, across the year and will focus particularly on curriculum leadership.  We will be looking in more depth at the new DfE Early Career Framework (ECF) and drawing upon their suggestions for support and guidance for teachers moving into their second and subsequent years as part of the DfE’s new recruitment and retention strategy.


Our RQT programme is designed to:

  • Support staff who are taking on a new curriculum leadership role and provide a strong starting point for teachers embarking on their first step in leadership;
  • Support new curriculum leaders through defining key elements of the role –what do they need to do and how do they do it – hold people to account, develop a vision, support staff, create a cohesive plan and monitor outcomes;
  • provide useful models and tools to support self-evaluation.

This programme will cover:

  • What makes effective Curriculum Leadership? The role of the curriculum leader
  • Knowing your subject – introducing self-evaluation and monitoring
  • Creating a vision and designing curriculum action plans / raising attainment plans
  • Strategic direction and development of the subject
  • Leading and managing staff – holding others to account and managing difficult conversations.
  • Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources


  • Session 1: Twilight Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 4.15pm to 5.45pm
  • Session 2: Twilight Tuesday 8th December 2020, 4.15pm to 5.45pm
  • Session 3: Twilight Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 4.15pm to 5.45pm
  • Session 4: Twilight Tuesday 20th April 2021, 4.15pm to 5.45pm

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£95 for all 4

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