The Head of Music's Toolkit

John Kelleher is leading a course for heads of music in London on 21 October.

About the course

This is a one day course for new and aspiring Heads of Music covering practical strategies to lead a successful music department. 

Participants will walk away with a customised development plan for your music department, created with input from the course leader.

Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015

Location: Central London (venue to be confirmed)

Fee: £200 including refreshments and lunch

Course content

This course will cover:

  • Leading and supporting your team
  • Managing instrumental and vocal lessons
  • Planning concerts, trips and tours
  • Working with your senior leadership team
  • Making the most of data
  • Where to find further support and guidance

Delegates are welcome to request any additional topics they would like covered. Please send any such requests to john@teacherandmusician.com at least one week before the course.

Resources provided

  • Checklists covering all aspects of leading a school music department, including planning concerts, trips and tours
  • Templates for essential elements of a Head of Music’s role, including peripatetic timetables, coursework trackers and schemes of work
  • A music department development plan created with input from the course leader

Programme

  • 09.30 Arrival: Registration and refreshments
  • 10.00 Stepping Up: What does an outstanding Head of Music do?
  • 11.00 Coffee and networking
  • 11.20 Musical Cultures: How do you put music at the heart of your school?
  • 12.40 Lunch
  • 13.40 Change Management: How do you drive continuous improvement?
  • 14.40 Coffee and Q&A
  • 15.00 Development Plan: What will your music department sound like next year?
  • 15.30 Close

How to register

Visit the course website