The National Professional Qualification of Middle Leadership NPQML 

The NPQML – a nationally accredited programme for middle leaders, facilitated by experienced local school leaders

Target Audience

Teachers new to middle leadership or aspiring to middle leadership

Facilitator

Experienced leaders from across the region’s teaching schools

Course date: The next programme will begin in the autumn of 2019.

Course venues: Whitehall Primary School (Bristol), Backwell School (North Somerset), Corsham Primary School (Wiltshire/South Glos); Abbot Alphege School (Bath and North East Somerset)

£750 with reductions for eligible participants/schools

NPQ@teachingschools is a unique partnership of eight teaching school alliances in the wider Bristol area with a strong track record of delivering exceptional professional development. As a newly designated DfE licenced provider, The Beach Teaching School Alliance has worked with our partner teaching schools to create and deliver a new and innovative middle leadership programme designed by experienced, current school leaders in order to develop the potential of the talented and motivated school leaders across our region.

Who is it aimed at?

Accredited by the Department for Education, this nationally recognised programme is aimed at early years, primary and secondary colleagues who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as subject leader, curriculum development lead or Key Stage leader.

 

 

Who is it aimed at?

Accredited by the Department for Education, this nationally recognised programme is aimed at early years, primary, special and secondary colleagues who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as subject leader, curriculum development lead or Key Stage leader.

Programme

Starting in Autumn 2019, the NPQML programme takes around 12 months to complete and involves:

  • 5 full day face to face core training sessions facilitated by outstanding senior leaders from across the region
  • Minimum of 1 elective module session (½ day) on one or more of the following areas: Leading in an inner city school; Accelerating outcomes of disadvantaged pupils; staff workload and well-being; leading in a faith school context; leading in the Early Years; SEND.
  • School based improvement project and case study (4500 words)
  • Self-directed professional reading
  • Individual leadership profiling
  • Support from school based mentor
  • ½ day assessment presentation
  • During the programme delegates will develop their 7 leadership behaviours: commitment; collaboration; personal drive; awareness; respect; resilience and integrity.

In addition, delegates complete and collect evidence against 6 areas of study:

  • Leading with impact;
  • Increasing capability;
  • Working in partnership;
  • Strategy and improvement;
  • Teaching and curriculum excellence and;
  • Managing resources and risk.