Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to deliver this programme.

  • Target Audience: School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
  • 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 cross- and whole-school responsibility related to your role. Teach First's content is informed by the best and most recent evidence and developed with input from serving school leaders and subject-matter experts.

Modules include:

  • School 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 teachers in mind, the NPQSL is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences.

How will I benefit?

Over 18 months, you will:

  • Grow your expertise as a senior school leader, broadening your leadership knowledge and gaining the specialist expertise needed to tackle your school improvement priorities.
  • Learn how to support the development of a positive, predictable and safe environment for pupils.
  • Learn how to build a supportive environment for colleagues and school leaders.
  • Share experiences with other school leaders, learn how they've faced similar challenges and build a professional network that will support you throughout your career.
  • Be supported to effectively implement change and improvement in an area related to your role.