Schools Leadership Programme

A focal point for

your school’s vision

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Our Schools Leadership Programme is a peer network for school leaders to share experiences and embark on research projects. Explore possibilities, refresh your thinking and focus your whole-school leadership strategy around what really matters: teaching and learning.

  • Programme members work towards:
  • Developing more challenging and rigorous teaching and learning
  • Recruiting and developing passionate and knowledgeable teachers
  • Developing the reach and impact of curriculum-based leadership
  • Sharing the outcomes of action-based research
  • Increasing collaboration within and between schools
To inspire a school’s heart, start with its head

To inspire a school’s heart, start with its head

Join the Programme

A two-day introductory residential will focus on developing your leadership with a collaborative network of peers. Share your successes, explore strategies and have your thinking challenged.

Schools Leadership Residentials take place in Cambridge every January

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For Teachers by Teachers

Teachers are at the heart of what we do. Our programmes are developed and led by practising teachers and headteachers, ensuring their relevance to you.

Share experiences, ideas and projects in Staffroom

Our members gain access to the PTI teacher resource library with:

  • Over 4,500 Education Resources for teachers
  • PTI course materials
  • Shared projects and teaching materials
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Award of the PTI Mark

We recognise and celebrate excellent school leadership

Members of the Schools Leadership Programme embark on an action-based research projects. The PTI Mark is awarded to recognise progress and commitment. Projects can focus on: teaching and learning; encouraging the recruitment and development of passionate teachers; developing leadership; providing action-based research; or encouraging collaboration.

Award of the PTI Mark

Our Members


School Departments


Member Schools

Our members focus on developing subject provision through effective whole-school leadership

Schools Leadership Programme and Residential Fees

The PTI is a charity that helps teachers and schools in the state sector. By raising funds we are able to subsidise our activities, however we request a contribution from schools to allow us to continue to provide high quality support for teachers.


Membership is free for the first 18 months

You can join the Programme by attending a Schools Leadership Residential

The fee for the two-day residential includes full-board accommodation and all course materials

One-off fee for two-day residential
Full price £525 + VAT
Discount for affiliated schools (-£50) £475 + VAT
Independent schools (non-members) £1095 + VAT
Independent schools (School Programme members) £995 + VAT


Membership fees

After the first 18 months, members pay an annual affiliation fee. This entitles you to a free place at our annual reunion day and access to our online teaching resources and research conducted by other members.

Discounts apply if departments in your school are affiliated to the PTI Schools Programme

Annual affiliation fees per school
Schools Leadership Programme (SLP) only £545 + VAT
SLP plus one Schools Programme department £895 + VAT
SLP plus two Schools Programme departments £1195 + VAT
SLP plus three or more Schools Programme departments £1395 + VAT
For overseas and independent school pricing, contact