NPQ Middle Leaders, NPQ Senior Leaders & NPQ Headteachers

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

NPQML provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for middle leaders. Candidates have access to high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Middle leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

NPQML is assessed and accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise and to develop candidate’s own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules.

Eligibility Criteria

NPQML is suitable for middle leaders with responsibility for a team; this includes key stage / subject / curriculum leaders, heads of department or pastoral leaders.

Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

Candidates are expected to complete the qualification within a 12 month period and benefit from:

three face-to-face training events

three facilitated online courses working alongside peers*

regular online conferences to support and compliment learning

access to two 360° leadership skills diagnostics

support from a nominated in-school mentor

facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools

local and flexible access to high quality leadership training

mobile enabled virtual learning environment enabling flexible access to course resources and support community

*Online courses take around 15hrs and cover a three week period. The courses are facilitated by sector experts and provide a structured pathway through the module resources. Course activities are completed collaboratively helping enhance comprehension and application.

Assessment

Candidates are required to submit an assessed task that demonstrates they can deliver successful and sustainable improvement in their school. The written evidence is drawn from work leading a team, on a school improvement priority, for an extended period. This submission requires support by an in-school sponsor and verification from their Headteacher.

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

NPQSL provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior leaders. Candidates access high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Senior leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

NPQSL is assessed and accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise and to develop candidate’s own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules.

Eligibility Criteria

NPQSL is suitable for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities, an experienced middle leader, a deputy head, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), an advanced skills teachers or a senior member of staff.

Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

Candidates are expected to complete the qualification within a 12 month period and benefit from:

three face-to-face training events

four facilitated online courses working alongside peers*

regular online conferences to support and compliment learning

access to two 360° leadership diagnostics

support from a nominated in-school mentor

facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools

local and flexible access to high quality leadership training

mobile enabled virtual learning environment enabling flexible access to course resources and support community

*Online courses take around 15hrs and cover a three week period. The courses are facilitated by sector experts and provide a structured pathway through the module resources. Course activities are completed collaboratively helping enhance comprehension and application.

Assessment

Candidates are required to submit an assessed task that demonstrates they can deliver successful and sustainable improvement in their school or setting. The written evidence is drawn from work leading a cross-school team, on a school improvement priority, for an extended period. This submission requires support by an in-school sponsor and verification from their Headteacher.


How to register

Candidates can apply at the following links:

NPQML: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqml
NPQSL:
http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqsl

Please use the allocation code below in your application.

The partner allocation code is: RWLT

The partner name is listed as Rowan Learning Trust

Candidates can start the qualification in the Spring or Autumn term. For further information and to learn more about the other leadership qualifications available contact us on 0117 9209 424, email info@outstandingleaders.org or visit www.outstandingleaders.org.

 


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Available Dates

Autumn 2018 (registration closed)

NPQML
Day 1 – 12.12.2018
Day 2 – 05.03.2019
day 3 – 25.06.2019

NPQSL –
Day 1 – 13.12.2019
Day 2 – 08.03.2019
day 3 – 27.06.2019

SPRING 2019 (REGISTRATION NOW OPEN)

NPQML
Day 1 – 30.04.2019
Day 2 – 18.09.2019
day 3 – 13.12.2019

NPQSL –
Day 1 – 01.05.2019
Day 2 – 19.09.2019
Day 3 – 12.12.2019

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NPQSL

Facilitator

NPQML