Professional Development Opportunities

High Storrs is a school dedicated to the on-going professional development of all of those in education. We offer a myriad of opportunities for our staff members and also for other colleagues in our region.

For further information about our professional development opportunities please contact or 0114 267 0000

Leading Women

Nationally 75% of teachers are female, yet only 65% of Headteachers are female. In Sheffield Secondary Schools only 31% of Headteachers are female

This leadership development programme is fully funded by a Leadership and Diversity Grant to offer female leaders (from first TLR to significant middle leadership roles) the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership skills in the pursuit of senior leadership and beyond. 

The course consists of three sessions and a placement with an inspirational leader. It is designed to help participants to build confidence, skills and knowledge. Each session will include sections by role models from education and other spheres covering a variety of stimulating topics to enable participants to plan the next steps in their career development. There will also be motivational talks from exciting female leaders about their own leadership journeys and experiences.

If you have any enquiries or wish to enrol please email  

2019 Programme Overview

This course is delivered over 3 half day sessions and includes an individual placement arranged with an female leader specialising in areas the delegate wishes to develop and explore. All sessions include a 'Talking Head' section delivered by an inspirational female leader and opportunities to network. 


  • Self Leadership & Work/Life Balance 
  • Planning for Placements 
  • Applying for Promotion & Wowing at Interview 


  • 1:1 Personalised placement with a Inspirational Female Leader 


  • Placement Plans & Applications 
  • Fierce Conversations Seminar 
  • Empowerment & Delegation Without Guilt 
  • What Not To Do When... 


  • School Finance in a Nutshell 
  • Do-able Data, Powerful Data 
  • Review & Celebration
It’s our final session with this cohort today, and we couldn’t have picked a better day or location! Very excited to welcome all our delegates to @Ecclesallwoods for their final day and celebration!
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