Become a successful senior leader and gain your NPQSL with Southwark Teaching School Alliance

“The openness of the group in sharing and building a rapport was good. The facilitators played an excellent role - good delivery of the session and encouraging throughout”. 2017/18 participant

The Southwark Teaching School Alliance (STSA) National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) offers aspiring and serving senior leaders the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to succeed in senior leadership.

Develop an approach to leadership that’s as unique and authentic as you are

There are many ways to be successful as a leader. On our NPQSL you will hear from a range of effective, serving leaders who will showcase and reflect on their different approaches to leadership, while encouraging you to develop your own.

National standards, local quality, personalised approach

Our NPQSL has been designed with and quality assured by a new, NCTL-approved National Professional Qualification (NPQ) Alliance, encompassing more than 750 schools across England.

The Ambition NPQ Alliance, led by Ambition School Leadership, has drawn on the extensive expertise of its members to design NPQ programmes that have real impact – both on participants and the staff and pupils they work with.

Thanks to our strong track-record in leadership development, STSA is a steering group member of the Ambition NPQ Alliance. In 2017/18, we will deliver the NPQSL to a group of no more than 25 aspiring and serving middle leaders, tailoring the programme to meet local challenges and your development needs.

The accredited STSA Programme Lead has a strong track-record in school leadership, and will be with you through every step of your NPQSL journey. The 9 half-day modules will be hosted in different local schools, giving you the chance to experience a range of settings.

Interested in signing up?

Registration for our current cohort is closed. If you would like to register your interest for future cohorts, please email


The current cohort has all-day sessions on:

  • Thursday 2 November 2017
  • Friday 1 December 2017
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Tuesday 27 February 2018
  • Tuesday 24 April 2018
  • Monday 11 June 2018