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Inspirit - St Thomas More Teaching School

St Thomas More Teaching School

A programme for aspiring Headteachers and Senior Leaders in Faith Schools

Objectives of the Course 


To reflect on our source of strength as leaders

To build reflective acumen and strengthen the vision of leaders in Catholic schools

To articulate with confidence moral and faith leadership

To foster effective communication

To deal with some of the issues which prevent staff from aspiring to Headship

To collaborate with experienced leaders

To become inspired and to model a successful application process

Sessions Dates 

Wednesday, 15th November 2017 - Introduction and looking at leadership style (Bernadette Grimley & Susanne Combe)

Wednesday, 24th January 2018 - Vision & Values (Bernadette Grimley & Susanne Combe)

Tuesday, 13th March 2018 - Finance & budgeting (Jane Stringer)

Thursday, 3rd May 2018 - Headteacher standards & working with Governors (Alison Wilshaw & Sam Jukes)

Friday, 22nd June 2018 - Mock interviews, motivational speakers and evaluation of programme (Staff from the Bedford Catholic Schools)

Time of Sessions 

Wednesday, 15th November 2017


Wednesday, 24th January 2018


Tuesday, 13th March 2018


Thursday, 3rd May 2018


Friday, 22nd June 2018

Full Day


The programme will consist of 4 twilight sessions at St Michael’ s Catholic School and 1 full day (22nd June) at Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire (TBC)





At Inspirit we offer you the chance to collaborate and learn alongside our highly skilled practitioners. Be part of an outstanding school.