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Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to deliver this programme.

  • Target Audience: School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
  • Course Length: 18 months, plus 3 months for assessment period.
  • Programme Cost: Fully funded. For information only: £1,045.

Full details about the NPQ funding can be found on the Department for Education website. National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • Programme start dates: October 2022 and February 2023
  • Brochure: Teach First

What will I learn?

You’ll develop expertise in the knowledge, skills and concepts for areas of cross- and whole-school responsibility related to your role. Teach First's content is informed by the best and most recent evidence and developed with input from serving school leaders and subject-matter experts.

Modules include:

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

How will I benefit?

  • Grow your expertise as a senior school leader, broadening your leadership knowledge and gaining the specialist expertise needed to tackle your school improvement priorities.
  • Learn how to support the development of a positive, predictable and safe environment for pupils.
  • Learn how to build a supportive environment for colleagues and school leaders.
  • 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.
  • Be supported to effectively implement change and improvement in an area related to your role.

Programme Breakdown

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQSL is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences. Over 18 months, you’ll take part in the following learning activities:

TERMS

LEARNING TOTAL ACTIVITY

HOURS
1-2
Introduction module
1
Introduction session
0.5
Learning modules
6 x 4 hours
Seminars
6
Conference 1
6
3
Learning modules
3 x 4 hours
Seminars
3
School visits
7
Conference 2
6
4-5
Implementation learning module
4
Implementation seminar
1
Practical implementation cycle 
5
Group seminar
1.5
 
Total
77 
(19 Online live sessions, 12 face to face)

KEY

Self-paced
Face to face/live online sessions

How to apply

To apply for Teach First, please complete this application form.

N.B. Applications for Cohort 2a (October 2022 start) close on Monday 25th July 2022.