About Us

Formed in 2012 by a group of innovative and forward-thinking leaders, Inspiring Leaders has made significant impact upon the lives of 1000's of children. A partnership built on Trust and Commitment has provided training for over 4000 School Leaders and trained over 400 new Teachers for the system.

Our Vision

For every child to be taught by a well-trained teacher who works within a strong, sustainable, and ambitious academy trust.

Our Mission

To become the partnership of choice for aspirant teachers and MAT Leaders in the region. Providing teachers and leaders with a high-quality, collaborative, professional development offer.

Our Values

Inspiring Leaders places the following values at the heart of our work:


We share a commitment to transforming pupils’ lives, recognising the power that high quality professional development has on making this a reality.


Working closely together and support each other. We ensure that mutual respect is developed between learners in all our programmes.


We know that to be successful, we need be innovative and take risks. We are committed to ‘looking beyond’ our usual boundaries in pursuit of excellence.


Led by credible leaders who have broad expertise and are passionate about learning and developing themselves and their organisations.


Committed to working together to benefit the wider system of education professionals and the pupils we serve.


Where Inspiring Leaders began

In 2012, when the Self-improving School-Led system was in its infancy the Trustees of Inspiring Leaders found themselves in new territory. They were being challenged by the Department for Education and National College for School Leadership to improve the lives of children beyond their school by becoming Teaching Schools and eventually Academy Trusts.

As ‘System Leaders’ our Trustees were tasked with challenging the status-quo, to innovate and see how things could be differently, with a strong focus on improving the life chances of all children.

Our Trustees needed to be courageous, to represent the best in the system, and to inspire those around them. It was at this stage our Trustees began to meet and realised that they too needed a support network, a group of people they could trust across the region, who were experiencing similar journeys.




Our Trustees saw the opportunities that working together in a trusting way could bring, and before long collectively applied to become a licence holder for NPQs and more recently a SCITT, under the name Inspiring Leaders.

Since 2012 Inspiring Leaders has trained over 4000 leaders, offered a range of support for the system, offered ITT for over 400 new teachers for the system and visited multiple nations of the world to see how we can learn from others.

We have been credited for our quality by Ofsted, Tribal and the DFE and whilst there is always improvements to be made the bond between our Trusts remains tight and there is a continued desire to work together and learn together.

Inspiring Leaders now has two distinct functions which guides our work for the coming 3 years.

1.     Initial Teacher Training – As an Ofsted Outstanding provider of ITE, Inspiring Leaders has expanded its scale over the past 3 years and this growth is set to continue as we onboard new partners in 2022/23 and prepare to change the legal status of our company and become an established, newly reaccredited provider of ITT.

2.     MAT Collaboration and Learning – We are fast becoming a recognised as a regional facilitator of collaboration and in the coming 3 years seek to expand our partnership to become a positive partnership of MATs in the region facilitating learning, collaboration and peer challenge.

Policies & Reports

See our Policies, Accounts and Quality Assurance reports here

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