Professional Learning

We aim to develop and deliver the best possible route through your leadership journey by utilising our expertise, input and inspiration from experienced, outstanding headteachers, providing participants with a gold standard route into middle and senior leadership, on to headship and beyond.

Breadth of Experience

Inspiring Leaders has a rich history of designing and delivering high-quality teacher professional learning. Our partnership has a broad base of expertise to call upon and we have some wonderfully talented and knowledgeable colleagues within our Schools to ensure that our learning is practical, and research-informed.

We are passionate about offering high quality teacher development which supports teachers to enter the profession and through to becoming successful and high performing leaders. Providing a high-quality professional continuum of training and support has always been a motivation of our Trustees and now this is delivered directly by Inspiring Leaders and in close partnership with our partner Trusts, especially via our two Teaching School Hub Partners.

A Teachers professional journey begins with Initial Teacher Training (ITT).  As an Ofsted rated Outstanding School-Based ITT partnership, we offer over 120 ITT places across the East Midlands area each year. A large proportion of our trainees continue into employment within our schools and then begin their Early Career Journey with our partner Teaching School Hubs. More information about our Teacher Training routes can be found HERE

Inspiring Leaders is committed to delivering professional learning which meets the DFE CPD Charter but also looks beyond the education sector for wider inspiration and learning.


TS Hub Partnership

TS Hubs Partnership

In February 2021 our partnership had two schools successfully designated at Teaching School Hubs as a reflection of their outstanding performance and capacity for supporting other schools in the area. The two Teaching School Hubs work closely with Inspiring Leaders to plan activity and ensure the very best leaders from the partnership are leading the delivery of Professional Learning within the partnership.

Our two partner Teaching School Hubs are:

Flying High Teaching School Hub

Redhill Teaching Hub

Teaching School Hubs are designated by the Department for Education as centres of excellence for teacher training and development.

Teaching school hubs will provide high-quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers playing a significant role in delivering:

School-based initial teacher training (ITT) – Through our SCITT

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The early career framework – in partnership with EDT

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The new specialist national professional qualifications (NPQ) in partnership the Foundation for Educational Leadership

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Leadership NPQs in partnership the Foundation for Educational Leadership 

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Appropriate body services for early career teachers

Other Designations

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