The National College for School Leadership has launched several partnership courses for heads.
The 18-month Ithaca programme explores leadership theory and day-to-day issues in schools. Following the success of a secondary pilot, Ithaca has been expanded to offer 50 primary places for the next programme starting at the end of this year.
"Making the most of people potential" is the title of a conference that will be held on consecutive days in London and Birmingham on November 28 and 29.The college also has a two-day residential course for heads in Excellence in Cities areas. More details at www.ncsl.org.uk Phil Revell