NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

The Programme:

This programme is designed to develop current or aspiring senior leaders, to broaden their leadership knowledge and gain the specialist expertise needed to address school improvement priorities and to implement effective change.

This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

The programme aims to help you and your school by:

  • Supporting your professional development through evidence-informed seminars and workshops
  • Working alongside other aspiring senior leaders to support the development of peer learning
  • Developing you as a leader with responsibility for cross-school and/or whole-school responsibility such as teaching, behaviour and professional development
  • Supporting the succession of school leaders and building a cohesive, impact-focused school leadership team.

This is a 21-month programme involving 18 months’ delivery through seminar workshops and self-directed on-line learning and up to three months for assessment. The programme will give participants the essential knowledge, skills and concepts underpinning the successful senior leadership. It will do so through exploring the following content modules based on the DfE’s NPQ frameworks:

  • Teaching
  • School culture
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and special needs
  • Professional development
  • Organisational management
  • Working in partnership with governance and accountability.
  • Implementation

For more information on the DfE’s NPQ framework, click here:

National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Senior Leadership Framework (publishing.service.gov.uk)

  • Evidence-based on-line content using Teach First materials exploring each of the content modules
  • Seminars providing you with an opportunity for peer learning and the consolidation of learning within each of the content modules
  • Two face-to-face conferences to provide further opportunity for peer learning combined with expert input from specialist practitioners.

The DfE have announced that NPQ funding from Autumn 2024 will now be targeted to those teachers and leaders working in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.

Therefore, funding to cover the full NPQ cost will only be available to teachers and leaders from the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding. Comparative disadvantage measures will be applied for 16-19 educational settings.

There are a limited number of funded spaces available.

If your school is not eligible for DfE scholarship funding, the cost for the NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is £1,090.

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