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Institute for Leadership in Education

Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute for Leadership in Education. The institute works in partnership with school, FE and HE leaders to develop and research the development of leadership within the UK and globally.

The Institute is passionate about working with its partners to develop effective leadership practices both locally and globally to provide learners with the best learning opportunities and outcomes. The learner is always at the heart of everything leaders and the institute of education do to support leaders in education.

The Institute for Leadership in Education offers a wide range of CPD opportunities for leaders across the education sector to develop their leadership skills.

What do we offer?

Please contact Lizana Oberholzer for more information regarding any of the offers below.

CPD Offer for School and FE Leaders

The Institute for Leadership in Education works in collaboration with Capital and LLSE to deliver the National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) for School Leadership, which is funded by the Department for Education, School Leaders and Leaders in Further Education. It offers all the specialist NPQs as well as the NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL.

Bespoke CPD

Bespoke Leadership Development packages are also on offer for Schools, FE Colleges and HE. The leadership packages include:

  • Middle Leadership Development
  • Senior Leadership Development
  • Executive Leadership Development

The Institute for Leadership in Education offers opportunities for leaders to extend and develop their leadership beyond the NPQ offer and also offers M Modules, which can be tailored in a bespoke way to suit the needs of the organisation and leaders within its context.

Leadership Consultation

We work in partnership with all our regional school partners and Multi-Academy Trusts, as well as FE Colleges. We offer bespoke leadership consultation opportunities through the use of coaching to new and experienced leaders in all education contexts. Furthermore, the consultation package extends to executive leaders within a wide range of educational contexts, where high quality leadership coaching can make a real difference for school leaders to refine their leadership skills and practice.

International CPD and Consultation

We are proud to have a global reach and to offer leadership development opportunities across the globe in the form of bespoke CPD, as well as leadership and executive coaching opportunities. The CPD opportunities we offer are focused on Middle Leadership Development, Senior Leadership Development and Executive Leadership Development.
We offer specific bespoke leadership development packages and coaching support for Senior and Executive leaders.

NPQ offer

The University of Wolverhampton offers the full range of NPQs. For more information about the programmes and funding options please download the programme overview.

Blog posts

Diverse Leadership – a force for good, to address social injustices

Day 4 of the leadership conference started off with Vivienne Porritt, co-founder of WomenEd. Vivienne reflected on the importance of developing women as leaders within the education community. She highlighted that even though women make up 75% of the workforce in teaching, this percentage is not reflected in the leadership structures of school. Vivienne advocated

Inclusive leadership is to draw on the talents of others, and develop them in diverse environments to flourish

Allana Gay, Headteacher and Co-Founder of BAMEed, shared her leadership journey on day three of our leadership conference. She reflected on how she started her journey in the Caribbean and how she had to work through the various challenges and opportunities that came her way as a BAME educator. Allana shared how BAME educators are

Leading with Kindness: Inclusive Leadership is putting the child at the heart of what we do

We have a rare opportunity as teachers, educators and leaders to make a difference to every child’s life everyday. Leadership is viewed as one of the most important aspects that can make a profound difference to a child’s outcomes in education contexts (Bush, 2020). Francke (2019) discuses how diverse leadership can make a significant impact

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