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Developing Courageous Leadership in Challenging Environments


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Led by an educational specialist with four decades of working in challenging schools in under-privileged areas, our bespoke programme supports your journey to become the head teacher that you want to be, so you can lead in the right way for your school. This alternative approach will empower you to develop your own unique style of inspirational leadership, rather than conforming to a universal approach to headship.

Programme Outline

Our programme will be highly contextualised and will cater specifically for the needs of the head teachers attending. You can confidentially share challenges you face and discover working solutions alongside experienced colleagues who face similar issues.

The programme consists of four separate modules:

Module 1 - Leading Senior & Middle Leaders

Module 2 - Strategic Collaboration

Module 3 - Resilient School Structures

Module 4 - Opportunities and Creativity


The modules will start on: Nov 21st, Jan 30th, March 13th and April 24th.

Each module requires up to ten hours of face-to-face learning over a Friday (all day) and the following Saturday morning. Additional work will only involve reading short articles prior to the module delivery.

Whilst the programme is not accredited, attendees could potentially join one of the University Masters Degrees in Education Leadership.


The programme will be delivered at the award winning Scarman Conference Centre at The University of Warwick, which offers four star standard accommodation, a world-class lakeside restaurant and access to pool and gym facilities.


The cost of the programme is £2500, which includes all meals and accommodation for all four modules.

Why train with us?

The University of Warwick is ranked as the top university in the Midlands and one of the top ten in the UK. The Centre for Teacher Education is an outstanding provider (Ofsted); committed to providing you with high quality and relevant training.

Our Programme Leader - Kenny Frederick - is an Independent Education Consultant who has worked in the education sector for thirty eight years in her role as a teacher and governor, including seventeen years as a head teacher in Tower Hamlets, East London. She was a TES Columnist for many years and still writes and blogs on education issues. She is also a regular speaker at conferences on leadership, SEN and community cohesion and inclusion.

“I have had to be courageous and take many risks during my time as Head Teacher to get results. Formulaic styles to headship are not as effective as finding your own style of leadership that is bespoke for the school you lead.”


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