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  • Upcoming Leadership Courses

    Visit our Learning Zone and search to book on any of the courses below using the course title or suggested keywords.

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     to view our upcoming Primary Leadership courses.
    Click here to view our upcoming Secondary Leadership courses.
  • Our latest Leadership training offers

    The training delivery model for individual courses is identified in the course titles on the Learning Zone as follows:

    Webinar – virtual training via Microsoft Teams
    Blended – courses that are a mixture of virtual and face to face training
    No categorisation – venue based training

    For any queries regarding our summer or autumn term training offer, please contact htlcdev@hants.gov.uk

    For any course booking queries, please contact htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk.

    • Primary

      Take a look at the Primary Leadership learning opportunities available to book:

      To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.

      Summer Term 2024

      Free Summer Term Attendance Network Webinars 2024

      12 or 14 or 17 or 19 June 2024

      Keyword Search: Attendance Network

      All school Attendance Leads are invited to attend a summer term network meeting in order to share current practices, stay up-to-date with legislation and guidance, and seek support and advice to improve attendance rates.

      These meetings are suitable for all phases.  

      Price: Sub £0 / SLA £0 / Full £0

      Summer 23-24 Primary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network

      Dates depending on location

      Keyword Search: Summer Disadvantage

      Since the introduction of the new DFE Pupil Premium Strategy templates, schools have been seeking support to ensure strategies are robust.  This network aims to support primary leaders in developing meaningful, research-informed strategies to tackle educational disadvantage and to securely embed these strategies into day-to-day practice.

      Sessions will provide the opportunity to:

      • engage in the process of developing an effective strategy
      • explore research evidence and guidance materials and what these mean in practice
      • share strategies across schools, working together to explore strengths and next steps
      • experience bespoke training in response to identified needs
      • network with other school leaders to enable ideas, questions, and approaches to be shared across schools.

      17 June 2024      09:00 - 12:00      New Forest / Test Valley

      24 June 2024      09:00 – 12:00      Basingstoke Network

      25 June 2024      09:00 – 12:00      Winchester Network

      26 June 2024      09:00 – 12:00      Fareham Network

      Price: Sub £85 / SLA £50 / Full £102



      Autumn Term 2024

      24-25 Ofsted Briefing - Education Inspection Framework 2019 

      1 October 2024

      Keyword Search: Ofsted Briefing

      These termly briefings aim to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Headteachers and Chair of Governors in respect of the current Ofsted inspection framework. The sessions are particularly targeted at schools who are likely to inspected by the end of the summer term 2025.

      There will be opportunities to review information relating to the latest national and local inspection trends and patterns and consider implications for their own school. Additional input will be provided by headteachers of schools that have been recently inspected under the current framework (2019) and members of the Primary Phase Inspector team who support schools through the process.

      A senior leader and Chairs of Governors are invited to attend but do not need to book a place.  Head teachers who have booked a place will receive the course details, which they should share.

      The course price entitles a school to three places at the briefing (the Headteacher Senior Leader and Chair of Governor).

      Price: Sub £200 / SLA £95 / Full £240

      Aspiring Primary Headteachers Programme 2024-25

      3 October, 24 October, 28 November 2024, 16 January, 13 February, 6 March and 27 March 2025

      Keyword Search: Aspiring Headteachers

      The Hampshire Primary Programme for those preparing for headship within the next two years.

      This professional development is designed to empower deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers and Head of School leaders to have a sharper impact in their current roles and to prepare leaders for headship.

      The aim is to develop aspiring headteachers: giving the leadership skills, depth of knowledge, theory, breadth of understanding and confidence to take on the challenging but exciting role of being a headteacher.

      The programme will strengthen the impact of leaders within their current schools and give them the confidence, skills and knowledge to apply for and successfully secure a headship in the future.  

      Price: Sub £925 / SLA £595 / Full £1,110

      Making Headway 2024 - 2025 - Part 1 

      7 November, 5 December 2024, 9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 27 March 2025
      (Part 2 - 24 April 2025, 22 May 2025)

      Keyword Search: Making Headway

      A Leadership Programme for aspiring Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers and Heads of School.

      Aims of the Programme are to:

      • prepare delegates for the role of senior leader
      • challenge, motivate and inspire delegates to become future educational leaders
      • ensure delegates have a clear and pragmatic understanding of the role of the senior leader and the challenges and tensions of school leadership
      • support delegates in understanding their own strengths and identifying areas for future personal development
      • prepare delegates for the interview and selection procedure
      • develop delegates confidence in their own ability to provide leadership that will make a positive difference to the lives and life-chances of children.

      Price: Sub £815 / SLA £420 / Full £978  *invoiced over two financial years

      Part 1: Sub £612 / SLA £315 / Full £734

      Part 2: Sub £203 / SLA £105 / Full £244

      Spring Term 2025

      One Year On - New Headteachers’ Follow On 2 Day Conference 2025 (2023-2024 Cohort) 

      6 and 7 February 2025

      Keyword Search: One Year On

      This conference follows on from the New Headteachers Conference spring 2024. The theme running through this conference will be how we develop leaders. It will cover the following areas:

      • Reflections on first year of headship – lessons learnt & what went well.
      • Follow up on 2024 conference & School Self Evaluation half day themes.
      • Practical wellbeing – a pragmatic approach.
      • Leading teaching – putting “teacher into headteacher”.
      • Elements of school improvement, including planning
      • Looking at fundamentals of headship.

      Horizon Gazing and the Politics of Headship – a national and local perspective

      Price: Sub £370 / SLA £250 / Full £444

      24-25 Ofsted Briefing - Education Inspection Framework 2019 

      7 February 2025

      Keyword Search: Ofsted Briefing

      These termly briefings aim to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Headteachers and Chair of Governors in respect of the current Ofsted inspection framework.

      The sessions are particularly targeted at schools who are likely to inspected by the end of the summer term 2025.There will be opportunities to review information relating to the latest national and local inspection trends and patterns and consider implications for their own school.

      Additional input will be provided by headteachers of schools that have been recently inspected under the current framework (2019) and members of the Primary Phase Inspector team who support schools through the process.

      A senior leader and Chairs of Governors are invited to attend but do not need to book a place.  Head teachers who have booked a place will receive the course details, which they should share.

      The course price entitles a school to three places at the briefing (the Headteacher Senior Leader and Chair of Governor).

      Price: Sub £200 / SLA £95 / Full £240

      New Headteachers’ 2 Day Conference 2025 

      27 and 28 February 2025

      Keyword Search: Headteacher Conference

      The conference follows on from the new headteachers’ familiarisation day briefing. 

      The conference inputs and activities will focus on early headship rather than purely new headship; it is likely that many delegates will have been in post for some months. There will be opportunities for delegates to reflect and strategically plan away from their schools. It is intended that this will be venue based training over two consecutive days.

      Price: Sub £360 / SLA £240 / Full £432

       Summer Term 2025 

      Making Headway 2024 - 2025 - Part 2 

      24 April 2025, 22 May 2025
      (Part 1 - 7 November, 5 December 2024, 9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 27 March 2025)

      Keyword Search: Making HeadwayA Leadership Programme for aspiring Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers and Heads of School.

      Aims of the Programme are to:

      • prepare delegates for the role of senior leader
      • challenge, motivate and inspire delegates to become future educational leaders
      • ensure delegates have a clear and pragmatic understanding of the role of the senior leader and the challenges and tensions of school leadership
      • support delegates in understanding their own strengths and identifying areas for future personal development
      • prepare delegates for the interview and selection procedure
      • develop delegates confidence in their own ability to provide leadership that will make a positive difference to the lives and life-chances of children.
      Price: Sub £815 / SLA £420 / Full £978  *invoiced over two financial yearsPart 1: Sub £612 / SLA £315 / Full £734

      24-25 Ofsted Briefing - Education Inspection Framework 2019 

      7 May 2025

      Keyword Search: Ofsted Briefing

      These termly briefings aim to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Headteachers and Chair of Governors in respect of the current Ofsted inspection framework. The sessions are particularly targeted at schools who are likely to inspected by the end of the summer term 2025.

      There will be opportunities to review information relating to the latest national and local inspection trends and patterns and consider implications for their own school. Additional input will be provided by headteachers of schools that have been recently inspected under the current framework (2019) and members of the Primary Phase Inspector team who support schools through the process.

      A senior leader and Chairs of Governors are invited to attend but do not need to book a place.  Head teachers who have booked a place will receive the course details, which they should share.

      The course price entitles a school to three places at the briefing (the Headteacher Senior Leader and Chair of Governor).

      Price: Sub £200 / SLA £95 / Full £240

      • Secondary

        Take a look at the Secondary Leadership learning opportunities available to book:

        To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.

        HIAS professional support for secondary schools 2023-24

        Summer Term 2024

        Free Summer Term Attendance Network Webinars 2024

        12 or 14 or 17 or 19 June 2024

        Keyword Search: Attendance Network

        All school Attendance Leads are invited to attend a summer term network meeting in order to share current practices, stay up-to-date with legislation and guidance, and seek support and advice to improve attendance rates.

        These meetings are suitable for all phases.  

        Price: Sub £0 / SLA £0 / Full £0

        Autumn Term 2024

        Getting your Ducks in a Row…Being Ofsted Ready (Webinar) 24-25 

        16 October 2024

        Keyword Search: Ofsted Ducks

        These webinars are aimed at those secondary schools that are in the Ofsted window during 2024/2025. Participants will be secondary headteachers accompanied by their chairs of governors.

        The online session will include some general reminders about the changes Ofsted have made to the inspection process including the lived difference between a graded and ungraded inspection. The session will refer to recent school experiences, weave through ongoing changes and adjustments to the Framework and provide a practical approach to ensure school leaders remain confident throughout their inspection.

        The webinar will also touch on some of the following aspects of a live inspection:

        • Pre-inspection documentation including the IDSR
        • The phone call with the lead inspector to set the scene
        • Supporting the middle leaders to give a good account of their work
        • Managing the typical inspection timetable
        • What to do when it feels feel as if things are going awry
        • FAQs.

        The webinars will be led by a member of the HIAS Secondary Team and will invite input from some headteachers who have recently experienced inspection.

        Price: Sub £60 / SLA £40 / Full £72

        Autumn 24-25 Secondary Performance and Progress Group (PAPG) 

        6 November 2024

        Keyword Search: PAPG

        The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

        • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts.
        • Support effective subject leadership as appropriate to each school’s individual context.
        • Develop skills and expertise and capacity within school subject leaders and their teams through quality strategic CPD and the sharing of good practice.
        • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils.

        Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

        Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

        Spring Term 2025

        Getting your Ducks in a Row…Being Ofsted Ready (Webinar) 24-25 

        29 January 2025

        Keyword Search: Ofsted Ducks

        These webinars are aimed at those secondary schools that are in the Ofsted window during 2024/2025. Participants will be secondary headteachers accompanied by their chairs of governors.

        The online session will include some general reminders about the changes Ofsted have made to the inspection process including the lived difference between a graded and ungraded inspection. The session will refer to recent school experiences, weave through ongoing changes and adjustments to the Framework and provide a practical approach to ensure school leaders remain confident throughout their inspection.

        The webinar will also touch on some of the following aspects of a live inspection:

        • Pre-inspection documentation including the IDSR
        • The phone call with the lead inspector to set the scene
        • Supporting the middle leaders to give a good account of their work
        • Managing the typical inspection timetable
        • What to do when it feels feel as if things are going awry
        • FAQs.

        The webinars will be led by a member of the HIAS Secondary Team and will invite input from some headteachers who have recently experienced inspection.

        Price: Sub £60 / SLA £40 / Full £72

        Spring 24-25 Secondary Performance and Progress Group (PAPG) 

        26 March 2025

        Keyword Search: PAPG

        The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

        • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts.
        • Support effective subject leadership as appropriate to each school’s individual context.
        • Develop skills and expertise and capacity within school subject leaders and their teams through quality strategic CPD and the sharing of good practice.
        • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils.

        Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

        Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

        Summer Term 2025

        Getting your Ducks in a Row…Being Ofsted Ready (Webinar) 24-25

        1 May 2025

        Keyword Search: Ofsted Ducks

        These webinars are aimed at those secondary schools that are in the Ofsted window during 2024/2025. Participants will be secondary headteachers accompanied by their chairs of governors.

        The online session will include some general reminders about the changes Ofsted have made to the inspection process including the lived difference between a graded and ungraded inspection. The session will refer to recent school experiences, weave through ongoing changes and adjustments to the Framework and provide a practical approach to ensure school leaders remain confident throughout their inspection. The webinar will also touch on some of the following aspects of a live inspection:

        • Pre-inspection documentation including the IDSR
        • The phone call with the lead inspector to set the scene
        • Supporting the middle leaders to give a good account of their work
        • Managing the typical inspection timetable
        • What to do when it feels feel as if things are going awry
        • FAQs.

        The webinars will be led by a member of the HIAS Secondary Team and will invite input from some headteachers who have recently experienced inspection.

        Price: Sub £60 / SLA £40 / Full £72