About Us

The School-Led Network was created from a motivation to enable all schools, MATs and Teaching School Hubs to have the choice of a genuinely school-led NPQ provider.

It is a partnership formed by the Harris Leadership College, NETSP, Newcastle University, Outwood Institute of Education and Star Institute. All are experienced NPQ providers wishing to lead in a school system led by schools – schools that drive school improvement and ensure that all pupils can achieve beyond expectations. 

Practical, evidence-based leadership development by today’s school leaders, for tomorrow’s school leaders.

The School-Led Network programmes build on what we know from practice works; enabling leaders to enhance their leadership and develop others.  Our NPQs are designed and delivered by leaders from some of the UK’s most successful and  top-performing schools and MATs, including Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Star Academies and a range of NE schools and MATs. These schools exemplify practical excellence in school leadership, teaching, behaviour and teacher development. We want to work with other schools and partnerships so we can learn together.

We’re committed to sharing learning and building capability with other schools to enable these new programmes to achieve maximum impact by raising the bar to improve outcomes for young people.