NPQSL - Leading Beyond a Team

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is a qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader.

Who is NPQSL for?

NPQSL is aimed at experienced team leaders with wider responsibilities traditionally associated with senior leadership roles.
It is suitable for:

  • Deputy or assistant heads
  • Experienced senior leaders who wish to further their knowledge and skills
  • Experienced middle leaders who are ambitious for and seeking promotion to a senior leadership role

What is the NPQSL programme?

The qualification is part of the National College for Teaching and Leadership curriculum, which offers more flexible development opportunities to support leaders at every stage of their career. To deliver the NPQSL locally Hadleigh High school works in partnership with The London Institute of Education who hold the licence for delivery of the national leadership curriculum.
NPQSL sits at level two of the leadership curriculum. It is designed to support participants in becoming highly effective senior leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of the school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team.
To achieve the qualification, participants will need to complete two Essential modules ("Closing the gap" and "Succeeding in senior leadership") and two Elective modules chosen from a wide range of options.
The modules provide access to a wide set of high quality leadership resources to challenge and support participants at senior leadership level.
All modules reflect the recent and significant changes in schools and national policy.

How is the programme assessed?

Although individual modules are not assessed, there will be the requirement of one extended school improvement task that relates to your leadership role and to your school’s improvement priorities. This extended school improvement task will need to draw on learning from the two Essential modules. In addition a paper summarising learning from the Elective modules will be required.

How long does it take?

The qualification can take between 6 and 18 months to complete with each module requiring between 40 and 50 hours of learning. The majority of senior leaders are likely to spend 12 months completing the programme.
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