This course is designed for senior leaders and departmental and subject leaders who are wanting to make progress after the uncertainty of the recent Covid-enforced lockdowns. These educational leaders will understand and be looking for responses to the current challenges faced in the current educational climate


  • Develop an enhanced understanding of the challenges facing schools and teachers in the age of the current Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Explore the long-term impacts of the pandemic on young learners, parents, teachers and schools
  • Find out the current situation involving public examinations
  • Investigate what Ofsted says about schools, education, standards and caring for children in the current circumstances
  • Take away useful lessons and strategies from locked-down education that can help you move your school forward in this time of uncertainty

London | Wednesday 9 February 2022

London | Friday 17 June 2022

  • School Senior Leaders
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Heads of Subject and Department
  • Pastoral Heads/Team Leaders
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an in-school course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


10.00 – 11:15am: The Impact of Education Under Lockdown

  • Motivation, Learning and the Ability to Learn
  • Moving forward after lockdown; leading student (and teacher) recovery
  • Evaluating your department: where are you now?
  • What are you doing well? Where are the gaps?


11-15 – 11.30am: Break


11.30 – 12.30pm: Moving Forward After Lockdown

  • Re-engaging staff and students for post-lockdown schooling: how will you lead them?
  • Focusing on lost learning and catching up: encouraging innovation of practice and curriculum provision.
  • Exploring our Intent, Implementation and Impact in the post-lockdown world: what should our curriculum look like?
  • Reflection and target-setting for planned development and sustained school improvement


12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch


1.30 – 3:15pm: Facing Up to Ofsted in the Post-Lockdown World

  • What does the new Ofsted framework say to schools? What challenges does the framework set school leaders?
  • How can these challenges be prioritised and met so that standards are not only maintained but improved?
  • What will Ofsted be looking for as they inspect schools in 2022-5?
  • What lessons were learned during lockdown to help us with raising standards?
  • How can we restore and rebuild resilience in ourselves, our students and our teachers?
  • Preparing our students to re-engage with public examinations: what will those examinations look like and what demands will they make? How will we set appropriate targets for our students and what support will they (and us) need?


2.15 – 2:25pm: Afternoon Break


3.10 – 3.45pm Creating the Positivity to Thrive.

  • How you can re-focus and develop your school and departmental ethos to support resilience, challenge and progression in the post-lockdown world
  • Find out how to support and develop others in creating an outstanding teaching and learning environment that is fit for purpose in the current educational climate


3.45pm: Depart

Paul Johnson