Leadership programme

Big Education is a Multi-Academy Trust and a charity that is working to transform the education system to ensure young people receive a balanced education of the head (academics), heart (character and wellbeing) and hand (problem solving, creativity, making a difference).

We run our own schools, develop leaders and teachers across the country through our programmes, and work in coalitions to bring about change.

Big Education

Leadership Programme

Applications are now open for headteachers and senior leaders working across education. The programme gives you the opportunity to connect with your authentic self and equip you with powerful strategies to bring about the changes you believe in.

Why?

We believe that school can and must be better. Our founding schools, School 21 and Surrey Square Primary, one a new ‘start up’ free school and the other a ‘turnaround’, were committed to significant change and had created new practices and insights. We created Big Education in order to do more, better, together. 

Each continues to strive to find the best ways for their students to receive an expansive education and fulfil their potential in every way; from academia to critical thinking, creativity to community action, understanding yourself and everything in between. We opened School 360 in September 2021 and are excited to continue to grow the Big Education group of schools in the coming years. 

Although proud of our achievements and the enhanced experiences our students have access to, we have more to do! We are ambitious for the whole system and much of our work is focused on how we can be part of changing mindsets, practices and policies, so that more children receive this kind of education.

What?

We are passionate about using our practical insights to be part of positive change in the system. We run schools ourselves. We are rooted in practice as well as big ideas as the basis for our other work with others. We are working to change;

Mindsets – through our thought leadership, blogs, networks and ideas

Practices – by sharing our practical insights with teachers and leaders through our leadership programmes, projects, courses and school visits

Policies – by sharing our insights and ideas with policy makers and influencers

We are helping schools, and groups of schools make practical changes to deliver a more expansive educational experience for their students.

Our Leadership Programme

applications are now open for headteachers and senior leaders working across education. The programme gives leaders the opportunity to connect with your authentic self and equip you with powerful strategies to bring about the changes you believe in.

Latest course

Big 8 – Empowering leadership toolkit, 22-23 April ’24 | Stratford, London

Do you want to cultivate a leadership approach that nurtures growth, embraces diversity and sparks innovation? Transform your leadership approach with the Big 8 toolkit.
Liz Robinson
CEO, Big Education

Latest blogs

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