Please follow this link to view our CPD Programme for the academic year.  If you would like to express an interest in any of the events please complete the form and return it to Andrea McGlew, [email protected] or send an e-mail detailing which programme/course or event you would like to receive more information about.

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This course is aimed at established middle leaders, considering the move to Senior Leadership.  Beginning in January 2019, the course will consist of 5 elements, including taught modules – delivered through seminars and case studies; completion of a leadership style project, shadowing a senior leader at another school; leading assemblies and a final interview in which your work on the above will be assessed using the NPQSL competencies as a guide.

For more detailed information please download the STEPPING UP FLYER and apply using the BOOKING FORM.




We are pleased to announce that CAROLYN ROBERTS will be joining us at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School on Monday 28th January, 2019, 4.15pm – 5.45pm to deliver a seminar on Ethical Leadership with time for questions and discussion.

Carolyn Roberts is Head of Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich.    Before this, she was Head of St Hild’s CE School in Hartlepool, and Durham Johnston in Durham City. She was Honorary Secretary of ASCL for four years.  Carolyn has been Chair of the Ethical Leadership Commission and is steering its legacy into the professional structures of school leadership.  Carolyn co-wrote Knowledge and the Future School with Michael Young, and her book Ethical Leadership for a Better Education System will be published by Routledge in February.

Suitable for: Primary and Secondary Middle and Senior Leaders & Governors.  Cost: £10 per person, up to a maximum of £50 per school
To register your interest in attending please complete the BOOKING FORM and email it to:Andrea McGlew: [email protected]



This set of 6 twilight sessions is aimed at primary school teachers who have completed their initial teacher training and are in their 1st or 2nd year of teaching.  This is an opportunity to meet other teacher’s also at the beginning of their teaching career, share experiences, see other schools and gain additional insight into the nature of teaching.

  • 6 x twilight sessions from 2.30pm- 5pm
  • September, October, November, January, March, April
  • Each session hosted at a different primary school
  • Start with a learning  walk
  • Followed by a seminar session on specific topic – led by primary school HT or SLT members
  • Finish with a Q&A session

More details about this course can be found HERE 


We are pleased to announce that HEATHER FEARN will be joining us at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School on Monday 15th October, 4.15pm – 5.45pm to deliver a lecture with time for questions and discussion.

Heather Fearn is Inspector Curriculum and Development Lead at Ofsted. In this role she is contributing to the development of Ofsted’s new inspection framework for 2019.  Before working for Ofsted Heather was an Executive Vice Principal for the Inspiration Trust contributing to their innovative work creating ‘knowledge-rich’ teaching resources and curricula. Heather is also a well-known education blogger and was shortlisted for the TES teacher blogger of the year award. She is a regular speaker at education conferences and has written articles for publications such as Schools week and Teaching History.

Suitable for: Primary and Secondary Middle and Senior Leaders & Governors.  Cost: £10 per person, up to a maximum of £50 per school
To register your interest in attending please email Andrea McGlew: [email protected]


Altius are delighted to be an accredited partner for the new NPQH for current or aspiring Headteachers. We are working with the Church of England education office and other high achieving primary and secondary schools across the country to deliver the course. Further details and applications can be found HERE.  Deadline for applications is Friday 2nd November.

Currently taster WEBINARS are available:

Financial Leadership: difficult times call for hard decisions and innovation : 27th September 2018, @7.00PM  This webinar will examine the picture in England and the hard decisions that school leaders are having to make.

The Irresistible Rise of Technology: implications for schools : 10th October 2018, @6.00PM  Artificial Intelligence is starting to shape our world in ways that were inconceivable only a few years ago and the pace of change is only likely to get faster. What skills, knowledge and wisdom might be necessary for young people and how do we prepare them and us for the future?

Values Driven Leadership: is it still relevant in schools?   24th October 2018, @5.00PM  Values need to be front and centre of a leader’s life if a school is to serve its community effectively




From October 2018 – February 2019 we will run an Aspiring Leaders programme for teachers in the first three years of their teaching careers.  This course helps aspiring leaders to develop their awareness of how effective leadership teams operate successfully, the issues they face and the educational theories that underpin school improvement.  There are 4 professional training sessions led by primary and secondary Altius Teaching School Headteachers and senior leaders in addition,  an inspirational, nationally recognised school leader speaker and partner school visits. Further details are available HERE  and an  APPLICATION FORM. For any additional information please contact Andrea McGlew at [email protected]



Altius are delighted to be partners with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) in providing the new executive leadership qualification:  NPQEL.

The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) is a new, nationally recognised qualification designed for those leading more than one school or college, or those interested in taking on such a role, either as an executive headteacher or as chief executive of a trust in any phase of education.  It offers an exceptional opportunity to prepare you for the challenges of running a group of schools/colleges, enhance your leadership skills, hone your practice and achieve formal recognition with the latest qualification from the NPQ suite.

APPLICATIONS are now being taken for Cohort 2.  Further details of the course programme and how to apply can be found on the ASCL website

The programme begins in November 2018 and consists of a combination of both local and national face-to-face development days and twilight tutorials, distance learning via online channels, personalised executive coaching sessions, and 360 diagnosis.