Leadership Development

Weavers Innovation and Leadership Development Hub

We are delivering four new and exciting SSAT Leadership programmes in September for teachers at all stages of their careers. There is a programme for everyone; for staff looking to take their first steps into leadership to those developing as senior leaders. 

The programmes include a series of keynote speakers to enhance the programmes. Speakers include: Dan Belcher; Peps Mccrea and Lekha Sharma. 

Dates are confirmed as:

  • Tuesday 8th October 2024: Dan Belcher ‘Vision, Values and Culture’
  • Tuesday 7th January 2025: TBC
  • Tuesday 8th March 2025: Lekha Sharma ‘Leading a Team’ 
  • Tuesday 6th May 2025: TBC
  • Tuesday 1st July 2025: Peps Mccrea ‘Evidence informed Teaching’

The four programmes

Cost: £995

This 2 year programme prepares and equips leaders in the early stages of their development for further responsibilities. For more information including module aims, dates and times, please click here. 

Cost: £995

This 2 year modular programme equips middle leaders with the attributes, skills and knowledge to lead sustainable impact. For more information including module aims, dates and times, please click here. 

Cost: £495

This 1 year Pastoral Leaders programme equips pastoral leaders with supporting student attendance, well-being, behaviour and academic success. For more information including module aims, dates and times, please click here. 

Cost: £495

This 1 year programme will equip current and aspiring senior leaders with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to positively influence and impact the school. For more information including module aims, dates and times, please click here.

Spaces are filling up rapidly, book your course here:

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday 8th October 2024: Dan Belcher ‘Vision, Values and Culture’

Dan leads on SSAT’s leadership programmes and has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering professional development for all career stages. Before joining SSAT in 2009 he was a senior leader and teacher of French and German. Dan enjoys working with individuals and teams to realise their goals and grow leadership capacity.

Tuesday 1st July 2025: Peps Mccrea ‘Evidence informed Teaching’

Peps Mccrea is an award-winning teacher educator, designer and author. He is Director of Education at Steplab and author if the ultra concise High Impact Teaching series. Peps has three Masters degrees, Fellowships from the Young Academy and University of Brighton, and lots of distracting tattoos. Visit pepsmccrea.com for more.

Tuesday 8th March 2025: Lekha Sharma ‘Leading a Team’ 

Lekha Sharma is a School Improvement Lead for the Avanti Schools Trust, leading on curriculum and assessment and has over ten years of experience teaching and leading in schools in a range of contexts. She is a postgraduate student at the University of Oxford studying Learning and Teaching and is also the author of Curriculum to Classroom (John Catt 2020). Lekha is passionate about making educational research accessible and digestible, allowing leaders and teachers to focus on applying the ‘best bits’ on the ground within their unique contexts