National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

NPQML is aimed at those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a head of department. This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a middle leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).

Programme structure

Our programme is delivered though a blended learning approach; a combination of face to face days, on-line learning , school experience, and self –study and personal reading. As a competency based programme there is a focus throughout on the development of skills and understanding alongside leadership behaviours. Whilst on the programme day-to-day leadership development in your current school will allow you to:

  • Lead on a strategically challenging project
  • Engage in challenge and support from your coach and/or head teacher
  • Integrate new learning into your leadership practice
  • Develop those leadership behaviours identified through the 360 diagnostic
  • Negotiate and tackle specific whole team/school improvement priorities

The course duration is 12 months with an expectation that participants go for final assessment within 12-18 months from induction.

Duration: 12 to 18 months, including 6½ face-to-face training days.

Delivered by: George Spencer Teaching School Alliance in partnership with the University of Nottingham

Booking: direct to George Spencer Teaching School Alliance. TVTSA members receive a discounted rate. Deadline 25 September 2020

Cost: For schools with 210 or more on roll, the cost is £900. For schools with less than 210 on roll, as identified by Edubase at the time of application, the cost is £750. All charges include final assessment fees.

If you are a member of one of our partner or teaching school alliance schools, or making multiple bookings on behalf of a MAT or other cluster of schools, you may be eligible for up to a 10% discount.

Contact: lwilshere@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk

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