Head2Head Support Programme

HEAD2HEAD connecting serving Headteachers at this challenging time

We offer lots of wellbeing support. Whether you want mental health or wellbeing CPD, counselling or supervision we have it all here for you.

However, what our Headteachers are finding most useful is actually talking to each other, sometimes you have to be truly immersed in it to understand the pressures and  ‘peer to peer’ support has never been so important. Never before has the job been like this! We recognise that the role of Headteacher/Principal & Deputy Head/VP is very unique and challenging at the moment and that speaking to others in the same position to off load, work through things or simply just to #connect is so helpful. At the Alliance for Learning we feel it is our moral duty to bring people together, to join the system. Many of our Headteachers will have a colleague they can talk to but many won’t. Equally we recognise that matching up Headteachers in similar contexts and perhaps talking to someone completely out of area and unconnected to you and your school can often be useful to.

Our staff have suddenly become ‘front line workers’ and as leaders the ongoing uncertainty, lack of planning and control coupled with no real ‘down time’ is utterly exhausting.

You are not alone, you never have been but at the Alliance for Learning we want to do more to help you.

We also recognise that Deputy Headteachers/VPS are also facing similar pressures, often leading the operational daily ‘Track and Trace’ and also covering for poorly Headteachers. We want to connect them too recognising that it is very much a team approach.


Who we are and why we are doing this

We are based in the North West and work with over 500 schools, so we know how to connect people, places and structure collaboration.

Our values of Integrity, Community and Passion mean that we strive to do the right thing and collaboration is genuinely at the heart of all our work. Together we know our thinking is always better, more diverse, more refined.









We will follow our own GDPR policies which can be viewed here and of course will never share your details or use them for marketing purposes.


This initiative is supported by:

Teacher Toolkit Ross McGill 
Bright Futures Educational Trust
Teach Happy
We Do Wellbeing
Alpha Wellbeing Associates

Totius Counselling & Training

Glove Consulting


Well Schools

One Education