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Leadership Equality and Diversity

The Leadership Equality and Diversity Programme Fund 2018-2020 is funded by the DfE. In March 2018 the DfE approved 8 schools to regionally co-ordinate the Equality and Diversity Programme funding. Further information is available here

Prince Henry’s Grammar School, on behalf of the Yorkshire Leadership Community, has been approved by the DfE to coordinate the funding for the Lancashire and West Yorkshire region. 

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  • Application Round 3 is now OPEN

  • Application round closes: noon 23rd November 2018

  • Completed applications must be submitted by email to

  • Notification of outcomes:19th December 2018

  • An orientation day will be held for successful lead schools.

  • New application windows will be announced in May 2019 and October 2019 subject to availability of funding.


The School Workforce Census 2016 shows that school leadership is not representative:

  • 73% of heads in primary schools were female, compared with 85% of all teachers in primary schools

  • 38% of heads in secondary schools were female, compared with 63% of all teachers in secondary schools

  • 97% of heads in primary schools were white, compared with 93% of all teachers in primary schools

  • 96% of heads in secondary schools were white British, compared with 90% of all teachers in secondary schools


Applications are now invited from good or outstanding schools, teaching school alliances and/or multi-academy trusts in the region who are interested in addressing diversity in school leadership. Our project covers the following protected characteristics:

  • Pregnancy and maternity

  • Race

  • Religion or belief

  • Sex

If your project covers other protected characteristics please contact us.

We are very keen to receive applications from the Lancashire sub-regions. We have a range of programmes that we can share for you to implement or adapt.  Contact if have you some ideas you wish to discuss to address leadership diversity in your school/s.


Download the Leadership Equality And Diversity Funding application form

Download the Leadership Equality and Diversity Funding guidance