Course Overview

This course will help you to understand the principles, behaviours and tools that are behind the Oriel Square approach to project leadership in educational publishing and content.

Key Information

Price: £450 + VAT

Duration: 1 day

Format: The course will run in person from 9 am to 4 pm. Includes a networking lunch and refreshments.

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  • Thu, 31 October 2024 at 9:00am to Thu, 31 October 2024 at 4:00pm
  • Project managers
  • Editorial managers
  • Managing editors
  • Managing designers
  • Anyone responsible for leading a project in the educational industry

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • assess the scope, needs and risks of an educational content project
  • accurately estimate timings to produce a detailed and reliable schedule
  • create and maintain a project budget to ensure profitability
  • effectively manage and communicate with your team and other stakeholders
  • solve problems, especially when working under pressure
  • identify what to do when the plan doesn’t go according to plan

This course has been designed to help you understand the principles, behaviours and tools behind the Oriel Square approach to project leadership in educational publishing and content.

The course content has been jointly developed by our Publishing Delivery Manager, Liz Cremona-Howard, and Head of People and Operations, Claire Gilbert, working in collaboration with Oriel Square’s Directors. It will be delivered by an in-house expert in project leadership. 

Participants will have an engaging in-person and collaborative learning experience, with access to follow-up advice.

Where: This is an in-person course delivered at Oriel Square’s Regency-style office in central Oxford: 29 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NP

How to find us: We are a ten-minute walk from Oxford train station. The nearest car parks are St Giles, Gloucester Green and Worcester St.

If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know. Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to access the venue.

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“Very accommodating and flexible. John and Sam provided engaging well-run sessions and a great deal of relevant experience.”

Course delegate

“The background in publishing and experience of the education sector, coupled with research expertise, is a big win.”

Head of Insight

“[Oriel Square’s course was] personal, face-to-face and, most importantly, relevant to our business and our needs.”

Course delegate

“You trust and have confidence in their process and expertise; the quality of people being used; the quality of the output; doing things in the right way. As a [content services provider], we’re very confident in their services. … I tend to think of it as somewhere to go when I need help.”

Managing Director of School Qualifications

“Sam is extremely discreet and highly credible – all of my team listened carefully to him as he delivered a workshop. They were respectful of his approach and his experience and fed back very positively on the whole day. Nothing was missing or at all disappointing.”

Course delegate

“Efficient and friendly. Guided our organisation through the process as publishing newbies.”

Senior Education Policy Adviser

The tutor was very straightforward to work with. Came back to and with queries very quickly, which kept the course organisation flowing.”

Course delegate

“[I valued] The opportunity to talk on a one-to-one basis on a specific issue with someone who understands the context in which my organisation is operating.”


“You have to understand the commercial side in education to advise on the policy side because there are so many vested interests. They understand it, because they have a very good client list.”

Head of Education Programme

“We’re a quirky organisation, and not everyone understands [us], and [OS] was really good at understanding us, some of the constraints we have that other organisations don’t.”


“From our experience, they are very good at understanding their customers’ problems, and how to make their lives easier, whether that’s a small editorial project or something on a bigger scale. They have enormous credibility. … When you talk to people in the team, they have that strong publishing and market expertise, so straight away you feel reassured.”

Primary and Secondary Publishing Director

They have a really good understanding of how a publishing company works, probably because they have a lot of people who’ve come from that background.

Primary Publishing Director

“Oriel Square understands the education environment.”

Education Development Director

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