National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership
The National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) provide training and support for teachers and school leaders at all levels, from those who want to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice, such as behaviour management, to those leading multiple schools across trusts.
The reformed NPQ frameworks continue the robust method of design and development, building on the evidence base and expert guidance already established in the ECF and the ITT Core Content Framework. The content of the frameworks and their underpinning evidence have been independently assessed and endorsed by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).
They complete the golden thread, running from initial teacher training through to school leadership, rooting teacher and school leader development in the best available evidence and collective wisdom of the profession.
The new programmeswill be available from November 2021.
Currently as we are still waiting for confirmation from the DfE, full applications cannot be accepted yet, but if you would like to express your interest in undertaking one of the NPQs then please register on the LLSE website using the link below. You will then be alerted once the window for formal applications is open.
Who is it for?
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
The DfE NPQSL Framework can be found here.
AREAS OF STUDY
- School culture
- Curriculum and Assessment
- Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Professional Development
- Organisational Management
- Working in Partnership
- Governance and Accountability
A flexible and accessible blended learning model combining in-person workshops, online seminars, webinars and a range of independently organised learning activities and peer networking.
|Face to face workshops||Opportunities to bring learning to life in your context, reflect with other professionals and benefit from expert facilitation.||16hrs|
|Seminars||In person facilitated online learning to complement in-school implementation and private study.||10hrs|
|Coaching||The opportunity to unleash your strengths and engage in focussed professional dialogue about your development.||6hrs|
|Webinars||Engage with virtual learning aligned to your subject / phase / context allowing for increased specialisation in the content covered.||8hrs|
|Self-Directed Learning||Engage with a wide range of online content including the EEF evidence base materials.||10hrs|
|Communities of Practice||Establish and build a community of likeminded leaders serving in your locality as well as participating in regional and national groups where applicable.||6hrs|
|Self-Audit||Working with your coach and other colleagues to review your development as your progress through the course.||4hrs|
|Formative Assessment||Opportunities to reflect on the progress you make as you learn more and can do more as a result of your participation and engagement with the NPQ materials.||2hrs|
|Case Study||Supporting you to apply your learning and implement change in your own context utilising an evidence informed approach.||8hrs|
Formative assessment takes place throughout the programme, helping you understand the progress you are making, and facilitators to adapt your learning experiences.
Summative assessment takes the form of a 1500-word response to a case study, completed in a single 8-day window at the end of your programme. The assessment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you would deploy the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through the NPQ to lead and implement a specific aspect of change.
Further information about assessment can be found here.
The taught elements of your NPQSL course will take place over an 18 month period. This will be followed by the completion of your summative assessment which must be submitted within an 8 day period following completion of your course. The whole of the assessment process including submission of your summative assessment, marking and moderation will take a total of 3 months.
If you join a November 21 start cohort, the taught elements of your course will be complete by May 2023. The following assessment period to include submission, marking and moderation will be complete by August 2023.
If you join a February 2022 start cohort, the taught elements of your course will be complete by August 2023. The following assessment period to include submision, marking and moderation will be complete by November 2023.
Funding and eligibility criteria
Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Senior Leadership is available to those who meet the following criteria:
- are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
- work in a state-funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year
Expressions of interest via LLSE - Leadership Learning Southeast click on apply now.