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Leadership for Renewal

Leadership for renewal
Leadership for Renewal’ is a brand new, nationally facilitated, one year leadership programme for experienced Headteachers (3 years+)

It is clear that leaders have borne an immense weight both personal and professionally throughout the past 3 years, and this programme is offered by way of investing in the personal wellbeing, mental health and ongoing flourishing of your leadership – to renew and sustain you for the next phase of the journey. It is a great choice for governors looking to encourage and empower their Headteachers in a post-COVID world, and connect them to a vibrant and sustaining community of practice of other like-minded leaders across the country. Our aim is that this programme provides participants with a refuge, a harbour, a ‘reservoir of hope’ and a deep personal and professional investment into the next phase of your leadership.

This is an immersive programme, including two 3-day residentials taking you on a personal learning journey facilitated by a dedicated expert coach and supported by a peer learning group throughout. The programme is open to headteachers in any kind of school setting (primary/secondary/AP/special school; CofE/Catholic/Community/Independent sector).Grounded in the Church of England’s ‘Called, Committed, Connected’ leadership practices (, this programme will provide you with a safe, reflective and transformational space to replenish yourself, helping you find balance and supporting your wellbeing. It will invest in your flourishing as a leader for the long term, sustainably evolving and fulfilling your personal leadership mission as a Headteacher in service of your communities.

Programme Outcomes:

  • Deeper holistic understanding of yourself and the impact of self on school leadership
  • Practical coaching and application of critical leadership skills for a post-COVID education system
  • Rich understanding as to how Christian values translate into effective school leadership
  • Greater resilience in effectively coping with the stresses and strains faced by Headteachers
  • Strong and enduring support peer networks at a national level
  • Creation of ‘personal leadership manifesto’ for the road ahead that enshrines all that you wish to become and to achieve alongside a continuing professional development plan that supports that

  • Programme Components :

  • Virtual 2-hour launch event in November 2022
  • Two, three-day residentials (Spring and Autumn 2023) held in a peaceful ‘retreat-style’ location in London –
  • Personal ‘Called, Connected, Committed’ profiling 360 tool and follow up personalised report/coaching to increase your self-awareness and help you better understand your personality, behaviour, motivations, and preferred ways of working
  • Four 2-hour virtual modules hosted by expert speakers on key issues facing Headteachers today (one held in each of April, May, June and July)
  • Peer support networks, with a dedicated coach to support you throughout the programme
  • Expert facilitation and coaching from a consistent team
  • Access to the Church of England’s NPQ and NPQ Plus research base and resources
  • Opportunity to build and extend professional networks with peers from across the country

  • Practical information 

    Cost: The programme cost is £1950 per participant to cover all associated costs, including the two residentials (accommodation, meals etc).

    Schools will be invoiced by the Church of England in full in November 2022, or for schools wishing to split payment equally over two financial years, in November 2022 and September 2023.

    Residential Dates

    These will take place in March 2023 and late September 2023 and exact dates will be confirmed to participants at the launch date in November.

    To apply

    Click here to apply.

    Applications must be received by 31st October 2022, but please be aware that there are only 24 places in total and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Any applications received after 31st October will be allocated a place on a future cohort.