ALTIUS TEACHING SCHOOL : Our Latest Course/Programme…


From the moment a teacher begins to teach, they are a leader.

We believe that what we do makes a difference. A leader is a dealer in hope.

We are pleased to be offering this opportunity to attend a series of short 1 hour interactive webinar sessions that explore various aspect of Leadership.  These all relate to the NPQ leadership strands but draw on the wealth and variety of leadership experience within our partnership and also provides an opportunity to review leadership qualities in the currently evolving education world.

This programme is designed for both experienced senior leaders and also those aspiring to leadership beyond the classroom.  Ideally, we would invite you to sign up to all 10 sessions but equally appreciate that this commitment may prove too daunting at this point.  You can therefore select to join all 10 sessions, or alternatively sign up to the individual sessions that you wish/are able to attend.  These will be delivered via Zoom, from 4.30 – 5.30pm.

For full programme details and booking form, please download HERE


Please email completed booking forms to



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, or send an e-mail detailing which programme/course or event you would like to receive more information about.



Every year we host a number of Teaching School Lectures.  Visiting speakers attend to deliver topical talks/lectures and seminars on a range of subjects.

Our next event is Monday 29th June, here at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, 4.30pm- 5.45pm, refreshments available from 4.15pm.  To book your places, please email Andrea McGlew 

Previous speakers and topics include:

  • Gill Jones : Reading and Phonics in the New OFSTED Framework
  • Christine Counsell : The influential Curriculum Expert
  • Sam Sims : Instructional Coaching
  • Alex Quigley : Closing the Vocabulary Gap
  • Carolyn Roberts : Ethical Leadership
  • Heather Fern : The Centrality and Importance of Curriculum



This course runs each year, from October  – February/March.

The Aspiring Leaders programme is  for teachers in the early part of their teaching careers that are looking for ways to develop and grow their leadership capacity.  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 will deliver an extended session and we arrange partner school visits. Further details are available HERE and an INTEREST/BOOKING FORM.

For any additional information please contact Andrea McGlew at




This course is aimed at established middle leaders, considering the move to Senior Leadership. The course runs from January to July, and consists 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; 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




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.  The programmes  has been developed using the Early Career Framework

  • 7 x twilight sessions times vary – some from 2.30pm- 5pm, others 4.00 -6.00pm
  • September, October, November, January, March, April & June
  • Each session hosted at a different primary school
  • Includes a learning  walk or tour of the school
  • 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.  Applications for Cohort 4 open on 29th May for the programme starting in December 2020

Find out what Participants have to say about the course:

Read the Evaluation Report 

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.        




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 your opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised, executive leadership qualification, working with colleagues and leading educationalists from across the country, and utilising local expertise and knowledge which fits your regional context.

Specifically designed for those currently 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 or federation in any phase of education, our executive leadership programme offers you an exceptional opportunity to prepare for the challenges of running a group of schools/colleges, enhance your leadership skills, hone your practice and achieve formal recognition.

APPLICATIONS for the next cohort can be made here, dates are still to be finalised.   Further details of the course programme and how to apply can be found on the ASCL website  or by downloading the information HERE.




Altius currently work in partnership with Kaizen Teaching School Alliance and LLSE to offer the NPQSL Programme.

NPQSL is for those individuals who not only have responsibility for leading a team, but are also involved in leading a range of issues that affect the whole school or organisation.  This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilites e.g. a Director of a Teaching School Alliance (TSA).  The qualification will support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team.  The support of a ‘sponsor’ from your school, usually your line manager or Headteacher, is essential to enable you to make the most of the programme.  You will tailor the programme to meet your particular priorities through your choice of in-school project and a 360 20q Diagnostic of your leadership skills which  will help you identify the areas you want to develop.

To register for the next programme, due to start in September 2020, please download and complete the application form and then return it to:



We are pleased to announce that this year we have been able to offer a new, bespoke,  Deputy Head Programme which started in January. 

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

The aim of the programme is to provide Senior Leadership Team members from Primary Schools with a termly networking day where a range of relevant topics and training sessions are available. For more information please review the full PROGRAMME  from this year and complete the INTEREST FORM  if you would like to receive information for future programmes.




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