Coaching & Leadership Development

Group Nurture Meal

Connect with the fellow Heads on your programme, share experience, expertise and good food.

TBC – London

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We are now accepting applications for 2020/2021 cohort which commences in September 2020



The Group Nurture Meal takes place at the end of the Developing Headspace programme and is designed to give Heads another opportunity to come together as the programme draws to a close.


The meal seeks to create a relaxed space where Heads can strengthen the relationships they have built over the year. There is a very loose structure to the evening to ensure you have the chance to relax and enjoy stimulating conversation over good food.


It will also provide an opportunity to:


– Recharge your batteries at the end of the school year.

– Explore ways you can take your learning further and maintain your reflective practice.

– Identify mechanisms for continued support and encouragement across the group.

– Reflect on programme outcomes and lessons learned.

Programme Lead Facilitator – Viv Grant



Viv has been in the education profession for over twenty five years. She is a former primary head teacher and seventeen years ago was one of the youngest heads in the country to turn around a failing primary school.

She has been a lead trainer and consultant for a number of educational training bodies, including the Department for Education, the National College,The London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education and the NUT.

She was a  contributing author  to the 2011 publication Mentoring and Coaching in schools and in 2014 published her first book, “Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders.”

She has written for the Guardian and appeared on TV, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour, talking about her work and the role coaching plays in helping school leaders to excel.

Find out more about our “Developing Headspace” programme…


This meal is only one part of our “Developing Headspace” Programme that is designed to help support and enhance Headteachers’ capacity for authentic, inspiring and sustainable leadership. To find out more about the whole programme, please download our course outline below.

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