National Professional Qualifications

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For senior leaders with cross school responsibilities including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads and other senior staff.
The Red Rose Teaching School Alliance are delivering the NPQSL course in partnership with Star Institute and Our Lady's Catholic Teaching School Alliance.

We are now offering the new NPQSL

Senior leaders play a critical part in developing and implementing all strategic and operational decisions at cross school and whole school level. As a key role model in the school, senior leaders must demonstrate collective responsibility, be at the operational sharp edge of change and effectively manage staff.

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is the leading qualification for current or aspiring senior leaders. The programme tackles the challenges of leading across a school. On completion of our NPQSL, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive your school forward as part of a Senior Leadership Team.

We offer a unique programme with excellence, critical reflection and high quality school-based practice at its heart. Our tailored programme will ensure your learning is relevant to your needs and offer you the opportunity to work with outstanding leaders.

WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?

The NPQSL is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. an experienced middle leader, an Assistant Headteacher, a Deputy Headteacher, or other senior staff.

This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Director of a Teaching School Alliance (TSA).

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

To achieve the NPQSL qualification you’ll need to successfully complete:

  • Complete 6 study modules
  • Undertake a final assessment

THE STUDY MODULES

The six NPQSL study modules set out what a leader should know and be able to do. Modules focus on improving leadership practice and support the development of the critical leadership behaviours of commitment, collaboration, personal drive, resilience, awareness, integrity and respect; behaviours which exemplify how the best leaders operate.

The six study modules you must complete are:

  • Strategy and Improvement
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Leading with Impact
  • Managing Resources and Risk
  • Increasing Capability

Cost

£1200

Please note:

The Department for Education has allocated a £10 million fund for scholarships for eligible candidates undertaking National Professional Qualifications in school leadership. Scholarships are for candidates in category 5 and 6 local authority districts, including Opportunity Areas like Blackpool, Oldham and Bradford, and other districts such as Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Knowsley, Salford, Pendle and Burnley. To find out if you’re eligible for a funded place, get in touch or check your school on the get information about schools website. The scholarships are available on a first come first served basis until the fund is exhausted.


ASSESSMENT

In order to gain the qualification, you must successfully complete the NPQSL final assessment.

You will be expected to lead an improvement programme across your school, lasting at least 2 terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching.

DURATION

12 months. 

Next First Session: Wednesday 11th September 2019, 4.00 - 7.00pm @ Our Lady's Catholic High School

FOR FURTHER INFO:

Our first course will run from October.

Applications will open soon. To register your interest, please email hwinter@bishopr.co.uk - Helen Winter - Director of Teaching School, AGO@olchs.lancs.sch.uk  - Adrian Gormally - Director of ITT/Assistant Headteacher or b.ward@penworthamgirls.lancs.sch.uk - Ben Ward - Director or Teaching School