Leaders for Impact

Leaders for Impact is a leadership development programme for headteachers and senior school leaders who are in a position to influence whole school approaches to cultural learning. It enables committed and experienced professionals to increase their professional impact by honing their leadership skills.

“The Leaders for Impact programme is transformational - it will challenge your thinking, provoke deep reflection and introduce you to a network of leaders who are passionate about offering our children and young people a rich, broad and meaningful education”

Quote from Leaders for Impact Participant 2017-18

Enhanced and enabled by technology, and focused on leading for innovation, Leaders for Impact is designed to:

  • Enable maximum benefit for participants and their schools
  • Create a ‘generation’ of leaders in cultural learning who are skilled, empowered, and connected to impact change on a whole school, local and national level
  • Develop a diverse network of leaders and schools to collaborate, support, and embed innovative practice

The Leaders for Impact programme includes group workshops and training, inspiration sessions and a group leadership challenge, as well as mentoring and coaching with carefully selected professionals, including national leaders from the cultural sector.

The programme offers:

  • Tailored leadership development to support the individual needs and interests of participants.
  • Digital tools to enable participants to connect with each other and engage in independent and group learning in new ways.
  • Diverse and inspiring creative content, cross-sector speakers and mentors, and approaches to leadership for cultural learning.

Modular programming to enable tailored activity in the participants’ own time, alongside peer learning, shared problem-solving, and training workshops.

Leaders for Impact 2018-19

“This is a true 'Leadership' programme. So often we are given CPD that is target driven and a bag of 'solutions' to take back to school. At no point were we given trite answers that will only work in certain contexts but we were encouraged to question, dream and think beyond the confines of our current position. This is a course that will have immediate impact on leaders as individuals and the longer term benefits will be reaped for many years to come.”

Quote from Leaders for Impact Participant 2017 -18