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Work with Star Institute to develop the teachers and leaders of the future

We're looking for consultants... Star Institute is the learning and development centre for Star Academies, one of the UK’s leading education providers.  Established to support and promote the improvement of schools nationally and beyond, we aim to build a world-class education workforce.  Star Institute is designated as a National Teaching School, licensed by DfE to

June 18th, 2019|

Star Institute and the New Schools Network – Tomorrow’s leaders today

Star Institute and the New Schools Network (NSN) are delighted to announce the launch of new accredited National Professional Qualification (NPQ) programmes for headship and executive leadership. The programmes will capture the innovative spirit of the free school movement, and will challenge leaders to deliver thoughtful, well-structured, change management programmes for schools and wider trusts.

July 11th, 2019|

New Teachers to Get Early Career Support

A new development programme for teachers at the start of their career has been launched by Star Institute, in partnership with Blackpool teaching schools.  The programme is funded by the Blackpool Opportunity Area which aims to improve attainment and progress in Blackpool schools. This is part of a wider project; Teach Blackpool. The ultimate objective

July 11th, 2019|

First lecture in education series a resounding success

The former Chief Inspector of Schools in England - Sir Michael Wilshaw – gave an inspiring and thought provoking speech to 100 senior leaders from Bradford schools on ‘The importance of leadership in raising standards’. Sir Michael, currently Professor of Education at St Mary’s University in London, hosted the first of a series of six

July 11th, 2019|

Fully Funded NPQ Places – Apply Now

We are pleased to announce that the DfE have confirmed that they will continue to provide funding for the NPQ programme suite for eligible participants starting programmes until March 2020.  Interested candidates can apply for partner programmes ( NPQML and NPQSL) and can find out about NPQH and NPQEL application deadlines on our website. Scholarships are

May 9th, 2019|

A new lecture series for Bradford school leaders

We are excited to announce a new series of six Star Leadership Lectures, featuring Sir Michael Wilshaw and guests, aimed at Bradford school leaders. The series will focus around core themes that are fundamental to the role of school leadership, bringing Sir Michael’s experience together with inputs from a range of contributors from the education

May 1st, 2019|

Free information sessions for aspiring teachers

If you’ve been considering your future career options and think teaching could be the right profession for you, a series of free information sessions in Bradford will help you to find out how to take the first step into teaching. Star Institute, a leading, accredited teacher training provider, is running a series of Initial Teacher

February 1st, 2019|

NPQ DfE Funding update

Based on current forecasts, the DfE have confirmed that they hope to be able to continue to fund programmes for eligible participants which start in the spring term (January - March 2019). However, they cannot guarantee this, participants starting earlier in the term are more likely to be funded under the current criteria (participants from

December 11th, 2018|

Conference celebrates strengthened governance in Blackpool’s schools

Governors from 35 Blackpool schools gathered at the Blackpool Governors’ Conference at the weekend, to celebrate their achievements of the last year and set future priorities for their work in the resort’s schools. The conference was organised and hosted by Star Institute, a lead partner in the Lead Blackpool project. Funded by the DfE’s Strategic

September 20th, 2018|