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NPQ in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)

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Programme breakdown

The NPQLL is designed for teachers and school leaders who have an interest in improving literacy across a school, year group, key stage, phase, or subject.

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQLL is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and face to face national conferences.

How will I learn?

You will develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to effectively develop others and lead a powerful school literacy strategy.

Modules include:

  • Teaching
  • Implementation
  • Developing language
  • Learning to read
  • Reading comprehension
  • Championing reading
  • Learning to write
  • Developing writing
  • Professional development

How will I benefit?

  • Gain an understanding of the core principles behind developing language, reading and writing, get practical tools and guidance to lead your school’s approach to literacy
  • Develop the skills to help colleagues develop literacy across the curriculum – without creating an unnecessary workload.
  • Acquire expertise about the tools and resources available to developing students’ literacy
  • Share experiences with other school leaders, learn how they’ve faced similar challenges and build a professional network that will support you throughout your career
  • Grow a school culture that celebrates literacy, alongside a skillset of pedagogical strategies for improving literacy


Read Steve Winter's first hand account of the impact NPQLL is having in his classroom


A limited number of DfE scholarship funded places will be available to teachers and leaders from:  

  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding  
  • the 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage  

Non-funded places: £899

Please see here for the NPQ funding announcement