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Leadership Programmes

 “Even God can't please everybody”


At Shine, we are passionate about helping schools and school leaders develop sustainable leadership capacity at all levels.

Over recent years our Managing Director has helped, and continues to help, hundreds of school leaders develop and further strengthen their leadership skills. We do this through our bespoke and structured leadership programmes.


Please open the document below and read some recent participant feedback from our Senior Leadership Programme.

Through our programmes, we work with:

  • Headteachers /Principals / Heads of School

  • Deputy Headteachers / Assistant Headteachers 

  • Senior Leaders

  • Middle Leaders

  • Heads of Department

  • Year Leaders

  • NQT+1s

  • NQT+2s

  • Core Curriculum Leaders

  • Subject Leaders


We specialise in the development of Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs / NQT+1s / NQT+2s), Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders through local leadership development programmes.

All of these programmes have six key features which ensure value for money and guarantee IMPACT on pupil outcomes:


  • 5 x face-to-face sessions between October and July (9:30am – 4:00pm)

  • An impact-focussed school-based leadership project (SBLP) which should be linked to a school development priority

  • A school-based Coach (selected by the school) who will facilitate a minimum of 5 coaching sessions for the participant

  • A training session for the school-based Coaches before the first face-to-face session. ‘How to be an effective Coach’ (2:00pm - 4:00pm in September)

  • Participants form their own local Leadership Trios. The aim is to share good practice through learning walks in each other’s schools. (Cross-phase trios encouraged)

  • A celebration twilight session for participants and coaches in July (4:30pm – 6:30pm)

You can read more about our leadership success stories by clicking on the testimonials tab above.

“… I know we've said it already, but thank you again, for one of the most rewarding training programmes we've ever attended. We feel we’ve learnt so much (although there's still a lot to learn), and your coaching sessions have been quite a revelation! I hope and plan to continue the good work you've put in, making sure I give my coachees time, when I coach rather than lead or talk!

I would and will recommend your programme to anyone, as we've all got so much from it, and in different ways. I hope we will get the chance to work together in the future…"

Karen J, Early Years Leader, Hamsey Green Primary School, Surrey

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