National Professional Qualification for
Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

Overview

The NPQSL has been developed for leaders who are leading beyond a team within an educational organisation, including schools, nursery schools, pupil referral units (PRUs), secure units, academies and free schools.

Delivered by Anglia Ruskin Leadership Development Alliance, the programme is delivered in a blended learning format comprising an induction, facilitated online courses, face-to-face conferences events and independent and work-based learning.

All participants will be expected to engage in supportive discussions with their peers throughout the programme.

Participants must complete the programme (ie successfully complete assessment) within 18 months of commencing the programme.

Content & assessment

All participants will complete an induction and introduction to Action Learning Sets seminar.

You will cover the six content areas of the programme when you study four mandatory facilitated online courses. Each course is two weeks long. You will complete these courses in the first 9-12 months of your time on the programme.

  • Strategy and Improvement
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Managing Resources and Risks + Increasing Capability
  • Working in Partnership + Leading with Impact

The six content areas are common to each NPQ level, but the knowledge and skills within them increases in sophistication, depth and breadth progressively through the NPQ levels.

Regular conference events (approximately one per term) will be hosted by Anglia Ruskin Leadership Development Alliance schools at their own venues. Each conference will comprise a variety of 90 minute workshops which will focus on the seven leadership behaviours that are common to each NPQ level:

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Drive
  • Resilience
  • Awareness
  • Integrity
  • Respect

Conferences may also feature a variety of other sessions such as seminars by sector experts, Q&A sessions, assessment workshops, dedicated networking time and host school tours. Participants will be able to book to attend conferences – full day or half a day (am/pm) - in advance via our online booking system. As demand dictates, there will be a combination of weekday, weekend and twilight events to maximise opportunity for all to attend.

Assessment comprises one school improvement project, split into two parts. The subject of the project must be based on your current school environment and its priorities and agreed with your head teacher.

Participants must complete the programme (ie successfully complete assessment) within 18 months of commencing the programme.

Who should attend?

  • Those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities, eg an experienced middle leader, a deputy headteacher, an assistant headteacher or other senior staff.
  • This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities, eg a Director of a Teaching School Alliance (TSA).

Dates

The application round for the spring 2018 intake will open in due course.

Where you’ll study

Face-to-face conferences will be hosted at Anglia Ruskin Leadership Development Alliance school venues across our delivery area.

Fees

For details of costs, please see the Price list

Contact details

Contact the NPQ Team at Anglia Ruskin University

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01245 684355

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