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Experiential Leadership in the 21st Century Primary School

Drawing on world-class research on effective leadership and executive education from the University of Essex, and in partnership with TT Education’s proven school leadership expertise, this outstanding one-day programme focuses on the leadership challenges which are impacting on you now. It provides cutting edge ideas, thinking and leadership models designed for the world and schools we live in today.

  • Learn from best-practice around the world
  • Pioneering world-class research from the University of Essex
  • Cutting-edge approaches to educational leadership
Explore course dates and locations
1 day
9:15 - 15:30

About this programme

The course is action focused, so although it is underpinned by cutting edge theory, it is full of practical examples, anecdotes and action based scenarios which rewrite the rules of the ‘traditional school leadership course’.

The whole course is centred around overcoming the barriers that you have told us you are facing... in the summer of 2018 TT Education commissioned a national school leadership survey aimed at discovering what are the most pressing issues and challenges facing primary school leaders today.

The course content focuses on the most common challenges identified in our research, including:

  • Managing the budget within financial constraints
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Motivating and empowering staff
  • Managing change

Why choose the University of Essex and TT Education?

By combining our expertise, we deliver outstanding training and know-how to improve your school, academy or Trust.

  • The University’s business school is ranked in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence and its executive education is backed by 20 years of research from academics and industry practitioners.

  • TT Education are at the forefront of cutting-edge leadership CPD. Since 2012, we’ve worked with over 50,000 teachers and leaders across the UK and beyond.

Further information

COVID-19 update:

Please note that, until the end of May 2020, our CPD courses will be delivered via live webinar instead of at the venues stated below. This gives teachers and leaders the ability to interact with the trainer and course without the need to attend the venue. 

Even better, if we live-stream your course, a recording of the course will be available for you to view for one month after the course date, meaning you can enjoy the course anywhere, any time, even if your plans change at short notice. 

From June 2020, if government and health/safety recommendations mean that we're unable to operate our CPD courses at the venues below, we will commit to either providing the training by live webinar stream or giving you the choice to reschedule to a later date at no additional charge.


At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in, with lunch and refreshments included.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue.