Culture Bridge

Cultural Leadership in Education

Culture Bridge North East and the Newcastle University North Leadership Centre are delighted to offer the Cultural Leadership in Education programme. 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 and alongside the sessions, you will run a small-scale project in school. 

  • Understanding yourself as leader within your context (4th March)
    • 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 (11th March)
    • 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 (25th March)
    • 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 (22nd April)
    • 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 (27th May)
    • Building resilience and trust
    • Dealing with resistance
    • Managing up
    • Strategies for leading change
  • Leading change part 2 (10th June)
    • Having difficult conversations
    • Leading diverse teams


Applications are now closed for this year's cohort - please contact us at if you'd like to be updated on future programmes.