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IE904-20 Policy, Strategy and Resources in Education

Department Education Studies

Level Taught Postgraduate Level

Module leader Professor Chris Brown

Credit value 20

Module duration 10 weeks

Assessment 100% coursework

Study location University of Warwick main campus, Coventry


This module addresses themes in educational leadership and management and aims to develop your confidence and effectiveness in the area. In particular, you will focus on the development and implementation of policy, scrutinising and progressing your own capacity to lead and manage strategically, including how to deploy resources effectively and efficiently..

Principal Module Aims and Outcomes

To contribute to an understanding of relevant policy contexts, and to develop participants’ capacity to lead and manage strategically and deploy resources effectively and efficiently.

  • This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

    • Needs analysis; policy contexts; policy-making as a process; policy analysis.
    • Policy, strategy, and policies; levels of strategy; models for strategic management and strategic planning; strategy and development planning.
    • Policy analysis and strategic analysis for participants’ work contexts: practical activity.
    • Strategic choices for participants’ work contexts: practical activity.
    • Strategic implementation; linking goals and resources; effectiveness, efficiency, economy
      and equity.
    • Site-based management and its implications for educational quality in different contexts.
    • The resource management cycle, management control.
    • Management of premises, learning resources, and time.
Study Time
Type Required
Lectures 10 sessions of 1 hour (5%)
Seminars 10 sessions of 2 hours (10%)
Private study 100 hours (50%)
Assessment 70 hours (35%)
Total 200 hours
Assignment 100%