Leadership Development

At Loreto we pride ourselves on identifying and developing the leaders of the future.

We are currently offering the following Leadership development programmes for staff within and beyond our Alliance who are seeking to successfully further their career prospects and opportunities:


The recruitment window for the following Catholic Leadership courses in this academic year is now open 

  • Aspiring Deputy  - This course has now taken place. 
  • Aspiring Headteachers - The course has now taken place.

A list of all the leadership courses on offer can be found here

Aspiring AHT courses

Specially designed to support teachers who want to move into a Senior Leadership role within the next 12 months, these courses ran in the Autumn term 2017. They were facilitated by experts in their fields who offered practical advice and guidance on roles, responsibilities and how to effectively lead in the relevant areas in today's schools.

Aspiring AHT -  Personal development, Behaviour and Welfare - This course has now taken place.

Aspiring AHT - Teaching, Learning and Assessment - This will re-run in the summer term 2018

SSAT accredited - National Award for Middle Leaders programme

Middle leaders have an increasingly crucial role to play in translating school vision into practice and are often described as the ‘engine room’ of school improvement. Outstanding schools have high-quality middle leaders and seek to continuously develop and build these individuals into high-performing teams.

Accredited and endorsed by SSAT, the National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML) offers a range of modules which build the foundations of successful leadership. 

Loreto is pleased to be an SSAT-approved and licensed school to deliver this new and exciting middle leadership programme.

For more information contact vatherton@loretogrammar.co.uk 

GM LLE Collaborative Training Programme

Greater manchester lle collaborative

To apply click here or click the flyer above

WISH network

Our established Women Into Secondary Headship network continues to flourish and grow. Meeting once a term the network is designed to support and inspire aspirant senior leaders and Assistant Headteachers on their journey towards acquiring senior leadership roles in the future. With a blend of experienced female educational professionals, speakers from industry and meaningful discussion the group creates a relaxed, yet purposeful atmosphere in which to meet like-minded professionals. 

Meetings for the academic year 2017-2018 have now taken place. Dates for the next academic year will be posted here soon. 

Catholic Middle Leadership Programme

We are pleased to advertise the North West Catholic Diocese Training Partnership's Middle Leadership development programme.

For further information click here

To apply click here

Subject Leaders Networking/CPD

We aim to continue to provide a forum in which Subject Leaders can:

  • meet to discuss the latest national and local subject developments
  • share knowledge, good practice, innovation and ideas in order to develop teaching and learning within their departments
  • develop a culture for sharing and pooling resources and expertise
  • participate in opportunities offered for moderation and standardisation to raise standards
  • access external subject specific/ association/ exam board CPD

There will be one twilight session per term

We offer subject networks in Maths, Science, MFL, History, Geography and Latin/Classics and sessions are provided free of change

Provisional dates for 2017-2018 click here

Contact details for each network lead are listed below. If you have any questions, please email the relevant contact or contact teachingschool@loretogrammar.co.uk

History jthornton@loretogrammar.co.uk Jenny Thornton
Geography phealey@loretogrammar.co.uk Paul Healey
MFL  jsykes@loretogrammar.co.uk Joseph Sykes
Maths  vsims@loretogrammar.co.uk Victoria Sims
Science  rwestbrooke@loretogrammar.co.uk Ruth Westbrooke
Latin/Classics gfeely@loretogrammar.co.uk Greg Feely



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