National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
This programme is designed to increase the confidence, capability and impact of aspiring and serving middle leaders.
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 course will have six areas of focus:
- Strategy and improvement
- Teaching and curriculum excellence
- Leading with impact
- Working in partnership
- Managing resources
- Risks and increasing capability
Workshops will include a mixture of theoretical input and also case studies and interactive discussion amongst the group. Delegates will be directed to a bank of online resources that will supplement and enhance learning in preparation for the written assessment.
Participants are required to lead an improvement project in their team, lasting at least two terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team
This programme is ideal for:
Those currently in middle leadership roles, or teachers who are:
- Likely to be in a middle leadership role in the next 12-18 months
- Have completed at least one year of full-time teaching
Duration and location:
This programme is usually delivered over 6 x half-day sessions over the course of a school year. It can be delivered centrally or regionally, dependent on cohort sizes.