Please follow this link to view our new 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.



We are pleased to announce that we have a new Deputy Head Programme starting on Wednesday 22nd January 2020. 

This is  a bespoke 4-day programme for Primary School Deputy Headteachers’, Assistant heads and Senior Leadership Team Members.

The aim of the programme is to provide you with a termly networking day where a range of relevant topics and training sessions will be available to you. For more information please review the full PROGRAMME  and complete the BOOKING FORM.



We are pleased to offer this free training session, initially to all of the primary schools involved in our Primary Maths SSIF project.  Spaces are limited but invitations have been extended to those new to subject leadership.  The 1/2 day session is being led by Andy Hinds from Enhancing Learning.

DATE :           Wednesday 22nd January 2020

VENUE:         Claremont Primary School, Banner Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5EA

TIME :            1.30pm -4.00pm   (Lunch provided from 1.00pm)

The session will:

  • Explore the essential components of effective subject leadership
  • Show what to expect as a subject leader within a deep dive
  • Help you to learn ways to prepare for a deep dive

More information can be found on our PROGRAMME FLYER and spaces can be reserved using the attached BOOKING FORM and should be emailed to [email protected]




This course is aimed at established middle leaders, considering the move to Senior Leadership.  Beginning in January 2020, 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 CHRISTINE COUNSELL will be joining us at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School on Monday 14th Ocober, 2019, 4.15pm – 5.45pm to deliver a seminar on Curriculum Development with time for questions and discussion.

Christine is an independent education consultant specialising in curriculum and teacher development, working nationally and internationally.  She is a member of Ofsted’s Curriculum Advisory Panel advising on the 2019 Ofsted framework.  Until recently, she was the Director of Education at the Inspiration Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust in Norfolk.  She was formerly a teacher-trainer for 19 years at the University Of Cambridge Faculty Of Education.  Christine started her career as a teacher of history and was a head of department, head of faculty and deputy headteacher.

Suitable for Primary and Secondary Staff Cost: £12 per person, up to a maximum of £60 per school
To register your interest in attending please complete the BOOKING FORM and email it to:Andrea McGlew: [email protected]



This set of 7 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.

  • 7 x twilight sessions from 2.30pm- 5pm
  • September, October, November, January, March, April & June
  • 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



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 Monday 4th November.

Currently taster WEBINARS are available:

Find out More: Meet the Team and Current Participants

You may wish to find out more about the CofEPQH by joining past participants and the Foundation team in a live webinar. Please register for one of the following sessions by clicking on the link below.

Sept 4, 2019 4:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Access Department for Education Full Scholarship funding* if you are working in an Opportunity area or Category 5 or 6 school or a diocese or MAT that has a footprint in one of these areas (and have not already completed the NPQH). Eligible dioceses include: Bath and Wells, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Ely, Exeter, Hereford, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rochester, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southwell, St Albans, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Winchester, Worcester, York.        



From October 2019 – February 2020 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 3.   Further details of the course programme and how to apply can be found on the ASCL website

The programme begins in September 2019 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.