Culture Bridge

Cultural Leadership in Education

Culture Bridge North East and the Newcastle University Educational Leadership Centre are delighted to offer the Cultural Leadership in Education programme commencing in September 2022. It will help develop the knowledge and skills you need to lead the cultural offer in your school. The programme will be led by a cultural arts practitioner and a facilitator with school leadership expertise, through six online modules (4pm to 5.30pm) and alongside the sessions, you will run a small-scale project in school. Dates will be announced shortly.

  • Understanding yourself as leader within your context (Friday 23 September 2022)
    • What is culture?
    • Vision and values
    • Myself as a leader
    • Current state of practice in my school
    • Evaluating the appetite for change and innovation
  • The leadership landscape and context (Thursday 13 October 2022)
    • Comparing lenses (education and cultural sector)
    • National Policy
    • Quality Principles
    • Research and theory
    • Regional opportunities
    • Cultural Capital
    • Ofsted Framework
    • Curriculum leverage
  • Effective partnership and networking (Wednesday 16 November 2022 - Guest Speaker Anna Disley from New Writing North)  
    • Exploring effective partnership working
    • Making the most of networks
    • Working with cultural partners
    • Working with schools, developing strategic partnerships, an understanding of arts and culture across the region
  • A focus on outcomes (Friday 13 January 2023 - Guest Speakers Jane Moscardini & Jay Bushby from Listen & Like)
    • Support and guidance and opportunity to share progress so far and ideas for ‘creative outcome’.
    • Expertise in digital communication and in creating and engaging digital content
    • Participants also give clear intended outcomes but choice of format E.g. powerful practice posters, VLOG, Blog options
  • Leading change part 1 (Wednesday 25 January 2023)
    • Building resilience and trust
    • Dealing with resistance
    • Managing up
    • Strategies for leading change
  • Leading change part 2 (Friday 17 February 2023)
    • Having difficult conversations
    • Leading diverse teams


Applications are now open for this year's cohort - register here!