Secondary Leadership Network

The purpose of the Secondary Leadership Network is to develop a strong and eclectic network of Headteachers who enjoy:

  • collaborating
  • sharing ideas
  • visiting high performing schools nationally
  • discussing and debating ways to improve schools
  • understanding the regional context

The following clear set of principles will underpin the work of the network: 

Effective Collaboration:

For the past decade there have been examples of successful schools collaborating, leading to significant improvements. Examples include London Challenge in the UK and Uncommon Schools & KIPP from the US.

Critically Inquisitive:

With an overwhelming volume of innovations, new theories and polarised opinions, this network will seek out and scrutinise both the latest and long-standing best practice in this country and abroad, with a view to providing a practical and well-informed approach to improvement within our schools.

Support and Challenge:

As a group, we will support and challenge each other to both devise and enact critical developments within our schools and ensure that we know the efficacy of these acts.

The progrmame will consiste of the following:

  • At least six sessions over a year, beginning in October 2020; which will be a blend of online and face-to-face events, linked, where possible, to other key meetings attended by Headteachers.
  • Built into the network experience will be visits to high performing / rapidly improving schools nationally. 
  • One-to-one support via follow up sessions will be offered from network leads to fit in with your school’s needs and desires. 
  • We will also seek to engage with existing groups such as regional MAT leader conferences if the situation allows.

The content can be flexible to reflect the priorities and interests of the network members.

Led by experienced Headteachers Tim Harris (Colyton Grammar School), Steve Margetts (Torquay Academy) and Tim Rutherford (West Exe School), the programme is for established Secondary Headteachers from all career stages and includes all secondary school types and all Ofsted ratings.

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Event Date 08-10-2020
Individual Price TSSW Members FREE | Other Colleagues £95 per delegate
Governance - Introduction to Coaching Autumn 2020

Governance - Introduction to Coaching Autumn 2020

Coaching is an effective method of supporting individuals to solve challenges through listening, reflecting and asking questions.


Please note this will be online as a webinar session.

Event Date 21-10-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 21-10-2020 7:30 pm
Individual Price £25.00

Please contact the event provider if you have a question.

Python Programming: Working with Data

In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs.

Event Date 02-11-2020 3:30 pm
Event End Date 11-11-2020 5:00 pm
Governance - Strategic Leadership - Spring Term 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Rescheduled Date for Autumn Term. Due to the current Coronavirus siutation this course has been rescsheduled for Tuesday 3rd November.

Bookings are still open for other delagetes to join the course.


Strategic Leadership is the first key competency identified for Governing Boards. Before the other competencies can be addressed, the Board need to set out their overall strategic framework.

Event Date 03-11-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-11-2020 8:00 pm
Individual Price £100.00
Governance - Strategic Leadership Autumn 2020

Governance - Strategic Leadership Autumn 2020

As stated in the Governance Handbook (March 2019), "the Board's first core function is about strategic leadership".


Please note this will be online as a webinar session. 

Event Date 03-11-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-11-2020 7:30 pm
Individual Price £25.00