The NPQML programme runs for 2 full days and 2 half days over a 12 month period. All workshops will be held at Oldham Sixth Form College, and is delivered in partnership with Ambition, Cranmer Trust and Harmony.

The main focus of this programme is to ensure that all participants increase their confidence, capability and impact as a middle leader. The course will empower participants to proactively develop a strong network to support them in their first steps in leadership.

Participants will be assessed through a written assignment to ensure that they have reached the qualification requirements plus a viva interview to assess them against the more challenging Ambition bar.

The programme will consist of a series of training sessions, along with pre and post reading and an in-school impact project.

Content will cover all assessment requirements with six areas of focus being:

  • Strategy and improvement
  • Teaching and curriculum excellence
  • Leading with impact
  • Working in partnership
  • Managing resources
  • Risks and increasing capability

Dates and times for NPQML workshops:

Thursday 21st November 2019 9.30am – 1.00pm
Friday 24th January 2020 9.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 11th March 2020 9.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 25th June 2020 9.30am – 1.00pm

Gain a nationally accredited qualification

The programme support participants to submit for assesment for the NPQML accredited by the Department for Education.
The programme includes access to all materials necessary for completion of NPQML, and provides support throughout.

Assessment for this qualification is measured by:

  • Achievement of the Department for Education competencies
  • The strength of impact delivered in school and reflection on that process
  • Completion of course elements

Programme benefits

Participants will:

  • Attend 2 full and 2 half day, high quality workshops. Workshops are lead by exceptional school leaders who have themselves, delivered sustained improvements in their schools or colleges.
  • Plan their professional progress thought a 360° review designed to help identify strengths and areas for development.
  • Receive support to plan and deliver a whole-school or curriculum area project as a vehicle for structuring their development.
  • Share support and insight with a close-knit peer group of middle leaders on the programme, and be a part of Ambition School Leadership’s national network.

Applying for NPQML

Applications are now open for our 2019/20 programme for those teaching in Secondary and post-16 settings.

To apply, please email Applications need to be submitted by November 6th 2019