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 NPQML and the NPQSL courses in partnership with Star Institute and Our Lady's Catholic Teaching School Alliance.

NPQML

Middle leaders hold a unique and critical position within the school. In all schools, middle leaders are close to teaching and learning and responsible for translating the school’s policies and strategies into practice. They are, in fact, critical to successful school improvement.

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is a qualification aimed at those in their first years of middle leadership and those hoping to move into a middle leadership position. The programme tackles issues surrounding leading a team within an organisation. On completion of our NPQML, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive your team forward.

KEY INFORMATION

Programme Structure

We know that having the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and share your experiences with peers is an important part of your learning.  That’s why we offer 8 face-to-face twilight sessions.  Alongside this sit online units which you will work through in your own time to supplement the learning from you face-to-face days, prepare you for final assessment and give you a chance to look at research and theory. Types of study include:

  • Face to face sessions
  • Workplace learning
  • Coaching and mentor support from sponsor
  • Online collaborative learning
  • Reading and reflective learning
  • Online, self-directed learning

Programme Framework

The NPQML programme is based on the six areas in the DfE’s NPQML Content and Assessment Framework  setting 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.

Our programme is designed by combining our experience of securing outstanding school leadership with cutting edge research and leadership theory. The programme is practical and provides highly applicable learning experiences to ensure you become the best leader you can be.

NPQML is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as 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/faculty. 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).

Duration: 8 twilights delivered over 12 months

PLEASE NOTE THAT INITIAL SESSIONS WILL NOW BE DELIVERED REMOTELY - Until further notice

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.

KEY INFORMATION

Programme Structure

We know that having the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and share your experiences with peers is the most important part of your learning.  That’s why we offer 10 face-to-face twilight sessions.    Alongside this sit online units which you will work through in your own time to supplement the learning from your face-to-face days, prepare you for final assessment and give you and opportunity to look at research and theory.  Types of study include:

  • Face to face sessions
  • Workplace learning
  • Coaching and mentor support from sponsor
  • Online collaborative learning
  • Reading and reflective learning
  • Online, self-directed learning

Programme Framework

The NPQSL programme is based on the  six areas of the DfE’s NPQSL Content and Assessment Framework and  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.

Our programme is designed by combining our experience of securing outstanding school leadership with cutting edge research and leadership theory. The programme is practical and provides highly applicable learning experiences to ensure you become the best leader you can be.

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).

Duration: 10 twilights delivered over 12 months

PLEASE NOTE THAT INITIAL SESSIONS WILL NOW BE DELIVERED REMOTELY - Until further notice

 

For further information:

Applications are now open for 2020-2021.

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 .

TO APPLY:

Apply via the Star Institute website: https://www.starinstitute.org.uk/leadership-development/national-professional-qualification-for-senior-leadership/  https://www.starinstitute.org.uk/leadership-development/national-professional-qualification-for-middle-leadership/ and select Red Rose Teaching School Alliance with Catholic Teaching School Alliance as the provider.