This module is specifically and exclusively written for leaders with strategic responsibilities. Deputy Headteachers, Headteachers and Principals, MAT Executive Leaders, Trustees and Governors, Children's Services Leaders and Managers will all find considerable benefit from participating in this programme. 

It is unique in that it explores the social and emotional aspects of leadership in extreme circumstances: supporting not only the growth of individual leaders in terms of personal resilience and stress-management, but also helping leaders to put wellbeing at the very heart of their teams, their organisations and their professional networks and communities.

We are faced with the pressures and challenges of fully reopening our school communities in the knowledge that local lockdowns could be triggered at any moment, from a "bubble" of staff and students to a complete region. 

We will help you to put wellbeing at the heart of leadership.

 1 Introduction to Deep Leadership 

  • Setting the scene - why this module is vitally important for the wellbeing and health of leaders
  • How are you feeling? Your leadership journey during a sustained and intense crisis
  • When simply managing a crisis is not enough (the pressures of leadership) 
  • Reflections on why it is important for a leader to put on their oxygen mask first
  • Validating your emotions and feelings
  • The importance of self-soothing
  • How your attitudes to emotions may affect your leadership character
  • Needs Analysis and prioritisingleadership conversations and coaching 

2 Leadership in extreme circumstances 


  • What can we learn from leadership in the most extreme circumstances, reflecting on Dr Joe MacInnis' 12 leadership traits and how they can be applied to public service leadership 
  • Linking leadership traits to developing leadership character

3 Learning from the latest neuroscientific research 

  • Neuroceptionand Empathy 
  • Understanding the amygdala hijack
  • Different types of stress and how the body copes
  • Validating emotions
  • Vagal tone and the power of self-soothing
  • Application to self – staff – children and young people 

4  Learning from business 

An understanding of how businesses are having to adapt to the "new normal" 

Learning from expert business strategists about the challenges of the present and near-future...and applying this learning to the "business" of education 

5 Trauma-informed practice 

ACEs and the retraumatisation of children and young people through Covid lockdown 

 Retraumatisation by behaviour policy – the end of zero tolerance? 

 Therapeutic schools- policy and practice

6 Learning from Emotion Coaching 

 An understanding of the power and reach of emotion coaching in practice 

The impact of emotion coaching on adults you practice it 

 7 Building resilience 

Maslow's hierarchy and self-esteem 

Creating a climate that grows self-belief, self-efficacy and social and emotional resilience 

Building and creating a sense of belonging 

8 Relating to other agencies

The core principles underlying 2014 SEND Reforms 

Complexity of relationships and impact of different organisational cultures 

Navigating relationships with the child at the heart of activity and outcomes 

9 Climate and culture 

Establishing / revisiting the shared values and beliefs of the school community  

Creating a sense of belonging  

From trauma-aware to trauma-informed  

Lessons in resilience  

Anti-bullying and unconscious bias  

Leader as Coach  

10 How do you feel now? 


Where are you on the jelly tree? 

Personal goals and reaching them

Organisational goals and exceeding them 

 The cost of the programme ranges from £1,400 to £5,950, and is dependent on the size of the team and the degree to which you wish to engage with an Achievement for All specialist coach to guide, lead,  listen and advise.

Please contact Achievement for All to discuss further:

Or call for a chat : 01635 279 499