The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) is our flagship qualification designed to develop the next generation of system leaders with the skills and capabilities to lead across a number of schools.
Executive Headteachers (including CEOs of small MATs) play an increasingly important strategic role in the school leadership landscape. Their role is crucial to the effectiveness of multi-school groupings and the outcomes of the children they serve.
Executive Headship requires a new and different mix of skills and experience to traditional Headship. Executive Headteachers must work within a complex variety of contexts and governance and accountability structures. The role requires higher levels of strategic thinking; greater emphasis on coaching, delegating and achieving change through others; consistency and collaboration across and between schools; and a strong capacity to look outward.
Our NPQEL is a personalised leadership experience that is tailored to your unique leadership goals and challenges. You will emerge from our programme with the cross-functional skills and strategic vision to drive change, innovation and improvement across multiple settings.
World class people – support and input from MAT CEOs, Executive Headteachers, Directors of Education, policy experts, CEOs/national leaders from industry
Deep leadership learning – 8 face-to-face executive training days, rooted in a dynamic, rigorous and research informed curriculum for a changing educational landscape
Specialist business insight – high quality input from leading experts aimed at developing advanced executive leadership skills, including business strategy development, budgeting, advocacy, negotiation skills, fundraising, education technology and community engagement
Coaching for leadership – coaching to support the development of highly effective leadership behaviours
Thought leadership – a free place at the TCTL Festival of Education; our annual school conference that brings together the very best of education’s thought leaders, practitioners of change and policy makers
Who is the Programme for?
NPQEL is for those Headteachers who are, or are aspiring to become, an executive Headteacher or CEO of a MAT with responsibility for leading several schools.
To achieve the NPQEL qualification you’ll need to successfully:
The Study Modules
The six NPQEL study modules 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.
The six study modules you must complete are:
The NPQEL forms a 12 month programme of study which includes eight full day face to face workshops across the year, including dedicated support to prepare for the Final Assessment tasks.
All modules are led by experienced national education and industry leaders. Face-to-face events are supplemented by workplace learning, reading, reflections and online learning.
The programmes provides a transformational executive development experience. You will work with accomplished peers, industry thought leaders and world class professionals.
We also provide expert coaching. During this coaching, you will not only receive support and challenge from a credible leader, you will also learn the vital coaching skills required for people management in multiple settings.
In order to gain the qualification, you must successfully complete the NPQEL final assessment.
The final assessment comprises 2 tasks:
The TCTL NPQEL currently runs in:
The application round is currently open. To receive an application form, please call 0330 313 9870 or email [email protected].
Applications close 4 December 2017.