The Chartered College of Teaching, funded by the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington (part of the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation), has developed six online learning modules for school leaders on the theme of ‘Leading Inclusive Schools’. Drawing on the theory, research and evidence, these modules aim to equip school leaders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enact core principles of inclusive leadership in their schools, to increase equity in education for all students and staff. 

Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively enact inclusive leadership in your context, to increase equity in education for all students and staff

Course modules

The modules in Leading Inclusive Schools are aimed at Headteachers, Executive Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers and other senior leaders. Some modules will be relevant to teachers in other roles such as curriculum leaders, assessments leads, middle leaders, pastoral leaders and Inclusion leads or SENDCos. 

Module 1 - Introduction to inclusive leadership.

Module 2 - Building and developing a diverse and inclusive staff team.

Module 3 - Leading diversification within the curriculum.

Module 4 - Assessment and pedagogy for equity.

Module 5 - Engaging parents and the school community.

Module 6 - Embedding and sustaining an inclusive school culture.

Frequently asked questions

How long should this course take me to complete?

This is a self-paced course; however, we recommend that you complete at least two modules over the course of a half term. Modules 1 and 6 should take 1-2 hours to complete, whilst Modules 2-5 should take 2-3 hours to complete. You may also need to factor in additional time for further discussions with your staff teams and practical application in your context.

Do I need to complete the modules in order?

We typically recommend that you complete the modules in order; however, you may find that certain modules are more applicable for your context or role.

How much does this course cost?

The Leading Inclusive Schools modules are free to access for Chartered College of Teaching members. If you are not currently a member and would like access to the course, you can find out more about joining us as a member that suits your role.