Training programme “Leadership skills for head teachers” was created by British Council based on the best British practice, developed under Connecting Classrooms project. It focuses on developing essential leadership skills, while, uniquely, applying these skills to the context of embedding an international and intercultural dimension in the curriculum and ethos of a school. Through training, exchanges of practices and benchmarking, the programme encourages educators to use their professional skills and practices for the benefit for all.

Pilotage of the programme took place in 2014 in cooperation with the Centre for Citizenship Education, receiving high grades from head teachers. 


Training programme is dedicated to head teachers and other leaders in the educational field. Idea of the programme is long-lasting and complex support for these people. It is usually a governing body of schools which orders a training.

Bearing in mind an interactive and practical nature of the course, it is crucial that participants possess experience working on managing positions in educational field. 20 is an adequate number of participants.


Training will be conducted by 2 Polish trainers, one of them with relevant years of experience on the position of headmaster. 


British Council provides all the participants with didactic materials in Polish language. The cost of the materials is included in the price of the training. 


Every participant will receive a certificate after completing a training. 


Training programmes are built combining different modules from the list below:

Leading and managing and leadership styles Managing change
Building teams Building a great culture
Creating and communicating a vision Leadership and time management
Leading effective teaching and learning Leading on happiness and well-being in schools
The power of coaching Goal setting for success
Developing staff (CPD) and distributed leadership Understanding staff motivation
The benefits of the international dimension Leading on effective behaviour management
The International Leader Analysis (ILA) in detail The International Teacher Analysis (ITA) in detail
Planning, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing and self-evaluation Student leadership
Community engagement Leading inclusive schools
Pupil voice  Protecting children in your school

For more information please contact Alicja Grymek alicja.grymek@britishcouncil.pl.