LDBS Platform Programme

Courses and programmes are now available to book for 2023/2024. Our 20% discount remains for every extra place booked on the same course or programme.

As a traded company to the London Diocesan Board for Schools, we would like to draw your attention to The LDBS Platform programme, designed for new and aspiring Global Majority Heritage (GMH) leaders to receive quality support and coaching.

I am passionate about supporting schools to recruit strong leaders from all backgrounds, and I want to make sure that up-and-coming school leaders don’t have to face the same barriers as I did.

Global Majority Heritage is a collective term referring to people who are Black, African, Asian, dual-heritage, indigenous to the Global South and/or racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’. The Platform is part of the London Diocesan Board for School (LDBS)’s strategy to attract, develop and retain Global Majority Heritage leaders, through support, coaching and mentoring.

The year-long programme is suitable for phase leaders, AHTs/DHTs, Heads of School and Headteachers and aims to prove a platform for their future development. All seminars include presentation, discussion, interactive exercises and networking. They will be conducted in person at the LDBS in Causton Street, led by Paula Aitcheson-Walker and a range of guest speakers.

The cost of the programme is £600, but for 2023-2024 the LDBS are delighted to offer it at a heavily discounted rate of £150 for core and affiliated schools. To apply, please visit the LDBS website and fill in the online application form here >

A range of themes will be covered including:

Key challenges:

  • Overcoming imposter syndrome
  • Managing stereotypes, threats & low expectations
  • Meet the Advocates

Effective Leadership:

  • Taking everyone on your journey
  • Creating a diverse team
  • A reflective GMH curriculum
  • Safeguarding Culture

Working with Stakeholders:

  • Responding effectively to racism/prejudices
  • Working effective with governors
  • Working in partnership with parents


  • Nurturing good mental health
  • Managing complaints & developing resilience
  • Mentoring & coaching

Ambitions & Aspirations

  • Increase self-belief & confidence
  • Write your future journey
  • Strong applications & effective interviews

Sucession Planning:

  • Sharing experiences
  • Future plans
  • Future advocates

With a wide selection of topics including Curriculum, Leadership, Early Career Teacher training, Inspections, SEND, HR, Data Protection, CE Schools and Safeguarding, our courses and programmes offer high quality training coupled with exceptional value for money. Each are specialist led, and incorporate current recommendations and accepted good practice to ensure stimulating and inspiring sessions for all participants.

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