Middle leaders hold a unique and critical position within the school. In all schools, middle leaders are close to teaching and learning and responsible for translating the school’s policies and strategies into practice. They are, in fact, critical to successful school improvement.
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is a qualification aimed at those in their first years of middle leadership and those hoping to move into a middle leadership position. The programme tackles issues surrounding leading a team within an organisation. On completion of our NPQML, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive your team forward.
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
NPQML is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as 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/faculty.
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).
To achieve the NPQML qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete:
THE Study MODULES
The six NPQML 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:
As part of our commitment to build the research and development capacity in the school workforce, we also provide access to an optional Research Methods course. This short course provides an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods and to the types of skills necessary for the planning, data gathering and dissemination stages of education-related research.
We know that having the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and share your experiences with peers is an important part of your learning. That’s why we offer 6 face-to-face leadership learning days.
Within these sessions, we build in dedicated time to support your preparation for Final Assessment. The face-to-face events are supplemented by workplace learning, reading, reflections and online learning.
In order to gain the qualification, you must successfully complete the NPQML Final Assessment; a task designed to demonstrate your ability to be an effective middle leader.
You must lead an improvement project in your team, lasting at least two terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of your team.
TCTL Development Centres currently offering the NPQML:
Our courses usually to run in September and March.
Applications will open soon. To register your interest, please call 0330 3139870, email [email protected] or complete our enquiry form.