We’re excited to be running the Lead Practitioner Accreditation with SSAT from 2024!

Lead Practitioner Accreditation is a nationally recognised status of excellent practice in education for teachers, support staff and leaders at an individual or cohort level, in any phase. This professional accreditation is open to all who act as leaders within their school or Trust.

Lead Practitioner accreditation is a professional learning process that drives whole-school improvements in teaching and learning by building a culture of evidence-informed practice. Our programme is delivered by our expert facilitators from our Lead Practitioner Learning Centre at Ofsted Outstanding Bristnall Hall Academy. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the academy and see the impact of Lead Practitioners in action!

Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Interested in our Lead Practitioner Accreditation? Click here to apply now.

Apply now for our July Teaching Cohort or our Autumn Pastoral Cohort.

Applications for the July cohort close on 17 June, but don’t worry- you can apply after the deadline to be part of the susequent cohort.

Course Structure

Face-to-Face Sessions

Course launch

Developing an Action Plan

Accreditation Writing


Why Transformational Efforts Fail

Stages of Implementation

Researching & Developing Solutions


Coaching check-in sessions (Online)

Programme Benefits

  • Celebrating practitioners on an individual level: Accreditation improves professional skills and expertise, helping embed and extend teaching and learning in your school that impacts positively on learners.
  • Leaders of learning: Provides a framework and set of standards for benchmarking. Once accredited, LPs continue their journey inspiring others to embrace LP standards and creating communities of learners across the system.
  • Peer support: Cohort participants are supported by and inspired by their peers.
  • Evidence of impact: Outcomes are more immediate, measurable, and transferrable due to the large scale of LP.
  • Learning culture: Fosters confidence in developing and testing ideas.
  • Recruitment and retention: Establishes an evidence-informed culture in schools, attracting and inspiring staff

Who is This Programme For?

We welcome applications from:

  • Trust subject leads
  • Existing Lead Practitioners looking to gain their accreditation
  • Subject Leaders, deputies or second in department
  • Leaders of a projects across their school or Trust
  • Coaching leads
  • Evidence Leads in Education

You do not need Qualified Teacher Status to gain this accreditation. We will be running an exclusive cohort for non-teaching practitioners.

Course Cost

The cost of this course is £695. Speak to your academy leadership team about support for funding.