Building Diversity in Leadership: funded places available

This programme is specifically designed for all leaders, from typically under-represented groups, who are eager to move onto their next leadership role. A personalised package, this leadership development programme is suitable for all leadership levels. Programme commences: February 2017.

Venue: Based at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Lead School for the Chimney House Alliance.


Year 1

Creation of a bespoke development package:

“Mix and match” from a wide choice of proven leadership development courses, chosen to complement your previous experience and future aspirations.

One-on-one mentoring:

You will be matched with an experienced mentor who will be selected with your specific requirements in mind.

Network development:

Regular meetings throughout the first year offer the opportunity for sharing of best practice. Meet with leaders from other schools within the Alliance, other trainees, and their mentors.

Year 2

One-on-one mentoring:

After the first year, the offer of mentorship continues with at least three mentorship meetings taking place to build on the experiences of the past year.

Funded Places Available

The Chimney House Alliance is committed to increasing the diversity of teachers in leadership positions and has recently been awarded a grant from the Leadership, Equality and Diversity Fund. This allows us to offer a significant number of places to applicants from under-represented groups, without charge. (Package price normally £1000). To find out if you are eligible please contact Katy directly to discuss.

Email:, or call: 01477689547.

Share this article…

Join our mailing list

More articles

West Midlands School Leaders Conference 2018

On Friday 18th May school leaders from across the region will once again gather for the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference: The School Led System – Getting Down to Business, #WMschooled.

CPD Excellence Hubs Programme

The Teacher Development Trust, the national charity for professional learning is launching a new project in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire to support schools in developing the most effective CPD.