At School Support Solutions we devise excellent training courses based upon current research and best practice which are of good value and can be rapidly utilised upon returning to school. We encourage participation and discussion and have found that building in time to reflect upon and discuss the course content with other delegates is of great benefit.

School leadership has never been more challenging and complex than it is today and getting the best out of everyone in your school requires an extraordinary breadth of skills. We have designed a range of practical training courses for school leaders at all levels, which will support change management and build the capacity of the team.

In addition to this, we have developed a series of highly successful workshops for teachers and teaching assistants to further develop their skills. Each workshop can stand alone, or delegates can attend a series of sessions over the course of the academic year.

We appreciate that it can be difficult to find the time and funds for professional development, but it is important to invest in yourself and the staff team, as this will lead to better outcomes for pupils.

Managing Curriculum Change

One constant in education is change. In our Managing Curriculum Change course we explore what drives change, the different types of change, where the barriers are to be found and what leaders can do to understand and manage these changes in the context of primary school curriculum development.

People’s reactions to change can be very different. Change that is not asked for, or welcomed, or well planned for, can be stressful and unsettling or actively resisted. Other people are so enthusiastic they race ahead with their own agenda. These situations are common in schools and so this course looks at change from the perspective of others and suggests ways to deal with these challenging situations.

We will explore the importance of a clear curriculum vision as well as devoting time to understanding the varying leadership styles and how each can be utilised to bring about effective change.

Managing Curriculum Change is an informative, research-based, practical course which is intended to help you think critically about how to plan for and implement changes to your curriculum. As part of this process we will provide time for you to create a ‘curriculum change plan’ during the day which you will be able to use on your return to school. The skills you gain on this course are transferrable to any changes you may make in school.


After attending this course, you will be fully equipped to:

  • Understand the nature and implications of different types of change;
  • Identify potential barriers to changing your curriculum, using the ‘dimensions of change’ approach;
  • Recognise your preferred leadership style and therefore plan to optimise strengths and mitigate any potential weaknesses as you implement change;
  • Understand how people respond to change and identify strategies to deal with potentially challenging situations;
  • Create a curriculum change plan.

Who is this course for?

Headteachers, senior and curriculum leaders in primary education.


This course is fully funded for ELP members
Non-ELP members fee is £180+VAT. Please email for further details.


Ealing Education Centre
Mansell Road


Friday 7th February 2020


9.15 a.m. for a 9.30 a.m. start.
The course will conclude by 3.30 p.m.

Booking form

To book a place on this course, please email

Communicating Your Curriculum

Please click here to access the prompt sheet for school leaders.

Our training courses

Please click here to download our training courses booklet to find further information of the courses we can deliver.