The NPQSL programmeis for current or aspiring senior leaders and runs for 4 full days over a 12 month period.

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.

The training sessions will include the following five core areas:

  • self-development and stepping up into senior leadership
  • strategy leadership using data
  • leadership of whole school CPD
  • teaching and learning improvements
  • horizon scanning an looking to the future