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Leadership Suite Courses 2019

The New Horizons Teaching School Alliance, are pleased be in a position to offer another cohort of the Leadership Suite Programme* to start in February 2019 for teaching and support staff at different stages of their careers. The course will be organised and led with the UCL Institute of Education (UCL/IOE) and based at The Victory Academy.

In brief, the course is designed for leaders/aspiring leaders to reflect upon the behaviours required to lead effectively. This course could lead to the more practitioner based programmes of NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH. Please see attached information:



Why choose NHTSA & UCL Institute of Education?

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science.

Ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 QS World University Rankings, the IOE was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2016. In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, the IOE was top for ‘research power’ (GPA multiplied by the size of the entry) in education. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

NHTSA and UCL Institute of Education have worked collaboratively delivering the Leadership Programmes successfully as a local cluster for over four years, we are able to show impact and career progression through participant outcomes and professional development.


Early Leadership – for new and aspiring leaders (£595)

Who can apply?

New middle leaders or those aspiring to a middle leader role; Middle leaders who have not undertaken any professional leadership development; Professional support staff. 

Leadership Day 1

Saturday 9th February 2019                                      10am – 4pm

Leadership Day 2

Saturday 30th March 2019                                        10am – 4pm

Leadership Day 3

Saturday 11th May 2019                                            10am – 4pm

Celebration Event

Thursday 13th June 2019                                           4pm – 7pm


If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the application form and email to Helen Lambkin, NHTSA Administrator,

EL Flyer 2019 

Application Form


Course Fees & Attendance

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the programme.  Full attendance is required. If you do miss one of the sessions, you can potentially attend a catch-up session at the IOE in London, however you will be responsible for securing and booking catch up sessions through the IOE – please contact Maggie Woods,  Senior Administrator and Training Co-ordinator for Widening Leadership and Early Leadership Programmes on 020 7612 6616 or email

Costs – School/Participant Payment

Costs are exceptionally competitive and also include refreshments and materials during the course. The courses will only run if they have viable numbers


Before any withdrawal from the programme can be approved, a discussion must take place with the programme leader or the cluster leader to ascertain if there is any other method of resolving any issues and finding a way forward. However, if a withdrawal is agreed, you will be required you to provide a reason for withdrawal in writing and signed off by your Principal/Head Teacher, you may be subject to cancellation fees/exit fees. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee commensurate with length of time completed on the programme and to include an administration charge.

Cancellation/Exit Fees

For cancellations made up to 8 weeks before the course:  30% of the course fee will be retained, with 70% refundable.

For cancellations made less than 8 weeks before the course: no refund will be issued.

Refunds of programme fees cannot be made if a participant withdraws during the course of the programme.