“It was fantastic to talk to others about their different roles and to get to know everyone. The course aims were very clear. I was made aware of leadership strategies and how they apply to me personally”. 2017/18 participant
The Southwark Teaching School Alliance (STSA) National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) offers aspiring and serving middle leaders the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to succeed in middle leadership.
The Southwark Teaching School Alliance National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) offers aspiring and serving middle leaders the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to succeed in middle leadership. Our programmes are led in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, which was ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 World University Rankings, In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its education programmes and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, the IOE was top for ‘research power’.
The programme is aimed at those who are, or are aspiring to become a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. 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. 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).
We will deliver the IOE NPQML to a group of no more than 25 aspiring and serving middle leaders, tailoring the programme to meet local challenges and your development needs. On our NPQML you will hear from a range of effective, serving local leaders, accredited as NPQ facilitators, who will showcase and reflect on their different approaches to leadership, while encouraging you to develop your own.
Participants will attend four full day workshops, which include a mixture of theoretical input and also case studies and interactive discussion amongst participants. The workshops will be hosted in different local schools, giving you the chance to experience a range of settings over the course of the programme.
In addition to the four face-to-face sessions detailed below, the NPQML programme follows a blended learning format. This consists of workplace learning and practice activities, peer and facilitated learning, reading, structured reflection, online learning and a 360 diagnostic assessment.
Participants will need to lead an improvement project in their team, lasting at least 2 terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team. For the final assessment, participants will submit a written account of the project and supporting documents/material as evidence, demonstrating how they have met the assessment and covering the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.
The programme is led by Michael Eggleton, Deputy Headteacher at Charles Dickens Primary School.
Participants can sign up for 2018-19 by completing the UCL Institution of Education NPQML form.
Please follow directions below to successfully complete your application form:
There are two parts to both the NPQML and NPQSL application forms.
Please note that all questions on the application form must be completed.
Join this programme for the price of £1025+VAT per person (or £810 for STSA Members and Strategic Partners)