Senior Leaders have the potential to contribute to establishing the culture and conditions in which staff and pupils thrive.
With influence over both the operational and strategic activity of the school and a focus on working with and through colleagues (in particular, through middle leaders), senior leaders play a fundamental role in school improvement.
The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is aimed at school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. Responsibilities may include contributing to all aspects of the school through the leadership team as well as having a specific whole school responsibility of their own.
Our delivery model is grounded in tried-and-tested evidence of effective school improvement from both the UK and US. The programmes are underpinned by theory, mapped for progression across all qualification levels, and application of learning prioritised to facilitate successful implementation.
The programme will use ‘see it, name it, do it’ as an organisational structure for scaffolding learning to the point of mastery. The model is a highly applied and personalised approach coined by the internationally renowned Leverage Leadership Institute.
- See it: The approach goes beyond theory by using current, real-life models of exemplary practice
- Name it: By identifying features of exemplary practice, the invisible is made visible. Participants reflect on their current practice and name their ‘gaps’
- Do it: Participants are guided through implementation planning with time for practice, peer feedback and the use of gap tasks. As part of formative assessment, participants then ‘fix their gaps’ by applying their learning in school.
EMBEDDED ASSESSMENT PRACTICE
Opportunities to ‘do it’, through practice and planning give the best chance of successful implementation and lead to rapid school improvement. Application of learning provides regular practice opportunities for final scenario-based assessment.
The programme is made up of a blend of synchronous and asynchronous components totalling a maximum of five and a half days plus self study.
17 x 2hr sessions
20 x 2hr units
Minimum of 12 hours in-person
*Synchronous in-person and online units are designed in two-hour blocks that may be combined as whole days lasting six hours or delivered as a series of two-hour twilights.
- Cost: £1095 per participant – currently FULLY FUNDED (funding criteria apply)
- FULLY FUNDED Scholarships available (see below) for;
- state funded schools and;
- state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England
- Programme length: 18 months
- Start date: October 2022
- Assessment: An open-book assessment in an eight-day set window within 3 months of completion requiring a structured 1500-word response to a real multi-resource scenario/case-study
Please CLICK HERE to download the Department for Education Framework for NPQSL.
As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, it was announced in May 2022 that funding for fully funded NPQ training scholarships will be available in academic years 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024.
From October 2022, the organisations eligible to access scholarships are:
- state funded schools
- state funded 16-19 organisations
- independent special schools
- virtual schools (local authority run organisations that support the education of children in care)
- hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations
- young offender institutions
Local authority employed supply teachers will also be able to access scholarships.
Access to funding remains conditional on successful validation of participants’ registration information against Teaching Regulation Agency records, so you must ensure that the information supplied to your NPQ provider matches your teacher record. You can check and update your record via the Teaching Regulation Agency’ Teacher Self-Service Portal.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NPQSL
Applying is a two stage process:
- Apply to the NPQ Provider (School Led Network), using the APPLY HERE link below
- IMPORTANT! Register for your NPQ on the .gov.uk website using the following link https://register-national-professional-qualifications.education.gov.uk/
You will receive an automated email as receipt of your application. Following that, we will be in touch with further information.
When asked to select your delivery partner, please select Harris Chafford Hundred Teaching School Hub