Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

The Teach First programme is currently being delivered collaboratively between the Saffron Teaching School Hub and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Teaching School Hub. Face-to-face conferences are held nationally in Birmingham.

  • Target Audience: School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an Executive Headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.
  • Course Length: 18 months, plus 3 months for assessment period
  • Programme Start Dates: October 2024
  • Brochure: Teach First

What will I learn?

You’ll develop expertise in the knowledge, skills and concepts for areas of trust-level responsibility related to your role.

Modules include:

  • Trust culture
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and special educational needs
  • Professional development
  • Organisational management
  • Implementation
  • Working in partnership
  • Governance and accountability

Programme breakdown

Your Learning Journey

Designed with busy school leaders in mind, the NPQEL is delivered over 18 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences.

How will I benefit?

Over 18 months, you will:

  • Develop specialist expertise in running a multi-school organisation, gaining practical skills in effectively managing resources and establishing sustainable policies.
  • Effectively implement change and improvement in an area you identify as a trust priority.
  • Connect with and learn from other executive leaders in the field.
  • Build and expand your network across the country.