Leadership Development


At Heartlands Academy, we know that it is through outstanding leadership at all levels that we will achieve the very best outcomes and future success for all of our students. We strive to ensure that all of our leaders feel supported, challenged and valued and lead their teams in the same way.

At Heartlands Academy we have bespoke leadership programmes to develop the leadership skills of our teachers and leaders at all levels.

Our middle leaders are the key to driving our academy even further forward on its already successful journey. We work in partnership with Teaching Leaders and the SSAT (The Schools Network), along with our in house programmes to challenge and support our current and future middle leaders.

Our high potential middle leaders have the opportunity to join the Teaching Leaders Fellows Programme. We are proud to have five Teaching Leaders Fellows alumni at Heartlands, two of whom are now senior leaders within our academy. In addition to this we offer the following leadership development programmes:

  • Teaching Leaders Schools
  • National Award for Middle Leaders
  • Leaders for the Future

Our middle leaders meet regularly as a team and are encouraged to collaborate both across our academy and with other schools to realise our students’ goals. Each middle leader has further support to lead their team through a weekly meeting and beyond with a dedicated member of the senior leadership team.

At Heartlands Academy we have our own set of leadership standards as we expect the best from all leaders at all levels.


"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams


Further information

Teaching Leaders Fellows

Teaching Leaders Schools

National Award for Middle Leaders

Leaders for the Future