Lead Practitioner Programme

Excellent content, all pertinent and informative. Pragmatic and applied. Applying theory to my experience and considering implications for practice was useful… Debating other leaders’ perceptions and synthesising general principles, has enhanced my knowledge and skills. Thank you, an excellent course!” 2017/18 participant


This programme runs annually and is free to all member schools. It explores the evidence base for the effective design and facilitation of teacher professional development, including session and programme design and the evaluation of professional development. The programme also explores what is known about effective ways to develop teachers’ practice, both within and beyond one school. All participants are supported to identify their own strengths and areas for development.

Who is the programme for?

This is an ideal programme for current or aspiring Lead Practitioners, SLEs or middle and senior leaders who work to support teachers to improve their teaching.

What is involved?

The sessions include exploration of research evidence and theories, as well as opportunities to consider how these apply to your own experiences and context. There will be inter-session tasks which support participants to apply their learning to their day-to-day work as a leader of teaching and learning.

Session details

The programme is led by Sarah Seleznyov, Director, Southwark TSA.

Sign up and cost

Participants can sign up for 2018-19 by completing this form.

Join the programme for the price of £300 per person (or free for LSTSA Members and Strategic Partners).