Certificate Course in School Leadership

Quality Leadership, Quality Schools

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The Certificate in School Leadership offers a series of 5 leadership development modules specifically aimed at new and experienced school leaders of national and international schools in India. Each of the modules is a blend of one 2-hour live webinar - with opportunities for real-time interaction, discussion, and Q&A during each module – with time to apply learning back at school. Each module will introduce relevant new learning, explore models of effective practice linked to national and international standards; and apply everything learned to your own school context.

The course has been spread over 2 months giving leaders an opportunity to learn - practice - reflect - improve

On completion of all of the modules, participants will be asked to submit a short-written project of 1,500 words based on the learning from all of the modules.


School leaders, Coordinators, HODs and Aspiring Leaders

Key Takeaways

By the end of the course, participants will:
  • Know what effective leadership is based on research and practice from around the world
  • Understand the components of effective leadership
  • Be able to measure their own leadership against models of good practice
  • Use current theory and research to develop their own leadership
  • Examine how best to lead teaching and learning to get great results in school
  • Explore strategies to lead and manage change for most impact
  • Build and develop high functioning teams
  • Module 1: School vision, ethos, and communication

    Learning how to focus on what’s important and what matters to you and your school whilst, addressing the requirements of rigorous quality assured teaching and learning.

    Module 2: Understanding evidence and impact

    How do we know our leadership is making a difference. How do we use data and evidence to inform leadership and improve our schools.

    Module 3: Leading teams

    How to get the very best from each and every member of staff in your school, motivate your staff through a positive, success driven culture; and develop effective strategies to deal with difficult and challenging people and conversations.

    Module 4:  Leading change

    How to identify what needs to change in your school, how to lead necessary change effectively, ensure commitment and engagement from staff, students and parents; and how to manage those reluctant to change.

    Module 5: Safeguarding and wellbeing

    How to develop effective policies to keep children safe in school, to lead pastoral systems that meet the wellbeing needs of students and staff; and how to lead a happy and cooperative school.

    Evaluation project

    In a project of about 1,500 words evaluate how one or more of the leadership training workshops has helped leadership at your school develop.

    Each participant will receive a comprehensive resource pack for each workshop with suggestions for pre-reading, a set of course notes and guidance on how to implement new learning in school.

  • Please fill out the registration form to participate in this course.


Stephen Burnage
Award winning Education Consultant & Trainer

Steve Burnage is an experienced international consultant and trainer who has worked extensively with The British Council in Egypt to produce their independent schools’ quality assurance visit protocols. You may also have heard Steve deliver a successful keynote at the recent school leaders forum. Having served over 25 years as a teacher and school leader in the UK, Steve is now in demand as an author, consultant and trainer specialising in the areas of leadership development, effective classroom pedagogy and practice; and school inspection, improvement and development. Steve is an accredited trainer for The British Council and a lead trainer and examiner for Cambridge International Examinations and The International Baccalaureate.


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