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.

Training

Unlock your leadership potential and shape the future of education

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.

Events

Next Generation Schools

Conference 2024

This conference will give you the opportunity to learn from schools across the country who are working to develop exciting approaches to leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that make a difference to learning, engage and motivate teachers and build stronger communities.

Courses

Sector Leadership: Leading System Change, October ’24

Session 1

October 8 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

October 9 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm
Nicola Noble
Co-Headteacher, Surrey Square Primary

Newham, London

Big 8, Empowering Leadership toolkit, 10-11 October ’24 in Plymouth, Devon

Session 1

October 10 | 9:00 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

October 11 | 9:00 am
finishes 4:00 pm
Liz Robinson
CEO, Big Education

Plymouth, Devon

Big 8, Empowering Leadership toolkit, 17-18 October ’24 in Newham, London

Session 1

October 17 | 9:00 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

October 18 | 9:00 am
finishes 4:00 pm
Gina Cicerone
CEO, Fair Education Alliance

Newham, London

Creating a Culture of Wellbeing and Belonging, March ’25

Session 1

March 4 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

March 5 | 9:45 pm
finishes 4:00 pm
Nicola Noble
Co-Headteacher, Surrey Square Primary

Newham, London

Making Change Through Community Action in Schools, April ’25

Session 1

April 2 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

April 3 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm
Nicola Noble
Co-Headteacher, Surrey Square Primary

Newham, London

Rethinking Curriculum: Educating the Whole Child, June ’25

Session 1

June 11 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

June 12 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm
Nicola Noble
Co-Headteacher, Surrey Square Primary

Newham, London

Our schools

School 21, a 4-18 school in Stratford, educates children from all backgrounds. Founded on the belief that education needs to change, it focuses on academic success (head), character development (heart), and practical skills (hand).

School 360 prioritises communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity in both curriculum and teaching methods. They value well-being, relationships, and project-based learning that tackles social justice issues.

Surrey Square fosters a dynamic environment where core values form the backbone of the school, shaping curriculum, teaching methods, and behaviour. This approach ensures all members of the school community thrive.

Coalitions

Partnerships for equitable education

Rethinking Assessment is making the argument for change through case studies, analysis, evidence and thoughtful blogs and provide workable solutions, practical ideas and approaches to make assessment fairer, broader and more equitable.

Rethinking Leadership calls for a shift in leadership development, advocating for approaches that prioritize creating expansive educational opportunities for all young people.

Rethinking School is a two year whole school transformation project for schools who want to develop innovative education practices alongside like-minded schools, and to shout louder about the possibility of doing education differently.

Old Kent Road Family Zone works with the community to positively impact the wellbeing & lives of children, young people and their families, by building connectedness, self-efficacy and hope.

Updates

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