Inspiring Leaders is a newly-formed, not for profit, partnership, company, consisting of 5 outstanding Teaching Schools and 1 outstanding Special School spread across the East Midlands. This group of schools has recently been licensed to deliver the National College Leadership Programmes Levels 1,2 and NPQH.  Inspiring Leaders aims to provide the most comprehensive and effective route in to leadership available in the country.


All lead schools have a proven track record of outstanding leadership and the development and delivery of outstanding leadership programmes. In partnership with the six outstanding lead schools are a wide number of primary, special and secondary schools.

Finally, our partnership with Nottingham Trent University ensures that we can provide a route to gain masters level credits as part of your leadership learning journey. This ensures that we are able to offer unprecedented levels of support and expertise to all of our participants and can provide opportunities to access our programmes in venues across the East Midlands.

Our Aims

Inspiring Leaders aims to utilise the experience and expertise of some of the most inspirational leaders of today to support the development of school leaders of the future. We passionately believe that great school leadership has the power to transform children’s lives and we are therefore committed to provide the best possible learning opportunities to all of our participants.


“I believe developing high quality leaders is essential for schools to move forward and ultimately for children to reach their potential. Inspiring Leaders is a unique opportunity for high quality practicing leaders to provide real experience and current expertise to support our future leaders”

Paul Stone // Inspiring Leader


“My passion comes from wanting the very best for everyone who works and learns at Ash Lea School. Continuing professional development is the key to a successful school with inspiring staff and this is a key strength. I was inspired by great leaders and am always looking out for the next generation.”

Dawn Wigley // Inspiring Leader

Work towards a masters with Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with ‘Inspiring Leaders’, offers you an exclusive opportunity to maximise your NPQH experience by integrating a postgraduate qualification with your study.