ABOUT Lead Teacher toolkit

We believe that at the heart of quality education are teachers who are at the forefront of ensuring learners’ success. Educators remain key actors in facilitating learners’ transition to sustainable ways of work and a flourishing life.

This is why we have designed a bespoke toolkit for Lead Teachers supporting GSL in our member schools.

Included in our school membership are opportunities for Lead Teachers to:

  • Participate in Lead Teacher Connect & Share events to connect with like-minded peers from across the world
  • Access to training videos with activities and insights on supporting students plan and implement their social action project
  • Access to the Lead Teacher Handbook

Our Lead Teacher Toolkit is designed to support the role of a Lead Teacher:

  • Support their students’ development and growth to be leaders in their lives and in their communities
  • Support their students with their social action projects and their journey to make an impact in their community

The development of the Lead Teacher Toolkit is led by our GSL Team and Dr Katy Granville-Chapman and draws upon her work and research as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, a Research Fellow at the Oxford Character Project, and Senior Fellow of the network at the Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University. Katy’s doctorate, which she completed at Oxford University, focused on leadership and flourishing, and Katy is passionate about sharing all she is learning with teachers, empowering them to lead and enable the flourishing of staff, students and themselves. Katy is the co-founder of GSL and a Deputy Head at Wellington College.

We will be announcing course details and event dates by 1st September when we launch our new school membership.  

Click here to find out more about membership for your school.


On Thursday 5th May, 2022, we held our inaugural hybrid conference at the University of Oxford, and are pleased to share we will be holding this conference again in June 2023.  

The conference explores the latest research into what it means to be a good leader, with a focus on enabling people to flourish and thrive whatever the context.  We also work together to build frameworks that support leadership for the greater good and flourishing.

Last year’s conference included talks from Dr Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project, Oxford University; Dr Matthew Lee, Director of Empirical Research at the Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University; Sir Anthony Seldon, former University Vice-Chancellor, educationalist and contemporary historian, and others speak about their research and experience.


  • Oxford Character Project at Oxford University: Cultivating wise thinkers and good leaders
  • The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University: promoting human flourishing, and developing systematic approaches to the synthesis of knowledge across disciplines
  • Global Social Leaders: A global movement of socially conscious young leaders with participants in over 100 countries
  • Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute: Developing leaders who enable their people to flourish; a part of Wellington College

Click here to read about last year’s conference.

We will be announcing details of the 2023 hybrid conference in due course.  Members of GSL, will be entitled to discounted rates to attend either in person or virtually.


We have delivered CPD for teachers alongside our GSL courses for many years, and are excited this year, to launch new dedicated teacher courses and events accessible globally.  Click below to hear from Teachers who have attended our GSL Teacher courses in the UK.