Getting Ahead London

"The Launch event was the most inspiring CPD I have taken part in, certainly since becoming a teacher.  I think my school was quite taken aback by how enthused and excited I was by the future following the event." Craig Lilleyman, Rosetta Primary School 

What is Getting Ahead London?

Getting Ahead London is a Greater London Authority (GLA) programme which is being delivered by Challenge Partners, and is now in its second year. The aim is to provide aspiring London headteachers with the skills, experience, networks and knowledge to take the step up to headship. All participants receive a series of coaching sessions from an experienced London headteacher, as well as support on understanding the next steps they can take on their journey to headship. 

Challenge Partners’ role through its grant is to provide the operational delivery of the programme, ensuring that events run smoothly, the coaching programme is delivered successfully, and the programme can be evaluated appropriately.

Who is it for?

Getting Ahead London is for senior school leaders in London. The current cohort, consisting of 48 participants, coached by 16 senior headteachers, are taking part in the programme between September 2017 and June 2018.

The programme is currently only open to London senior leaders. There is currently no cost for senior leaders, or their schools, to take part in the programme.

How will impact be measured?

Throughout the pilot year, 2016-17, we commissioned an external evaluation and conducted a through formative evaluation. The full report is available here

Find out more

To find out more, visit the official Getting Ahead London site or get in touch with Challenge Partners.