National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
East Sussex Region
Programme Cost is £749* per person
'NPQML is aimed at individuals with responsibility for leading a team, including leaders of key stage, subject, curriculum, heads of department and pastoral leaders.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).The qualification will support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice across your team.The support of a 'coach' from your school, usually your line manager or Headteacher, is essential to enable you to make the most of the programme.'
NPQ Curriculum Summary
Leading with Impact:
- Adopt different leadership styles to ensure the team meets its objectives
- Present, communicate or defend challenging messages confidently and positively to a range of audiences
Teaching and Curriculum Excellence:
- Grow excellent, evidence-based teaching in a team and a curriculum that develops pupils academically and prepares them for adult life.
- Improve the progress, attainment and behaviour of all pupils, including those who are disadvantaged or have particular needs (for example, Pupil Premium, SEND, EAL or the most able pupils)
- Hold others to account, line manage and evaluate performance effectively
- Support all members of their team with appropriate, targeted opportunities for professional development
- including newly qualified teachers, teaching assistants, and stronger or weaker performers
- Recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and identify learning linked to their needs
- Evaluate the impact of professional development and pupils outcomes
School Strategy and Improvement:
- Manage and analyse performance data to evaluate progress, identify trends, define team priorities and develop improvement strategies
- Implement successful change at team level
Working in Partnership:
- Realise the benefits of collaborating with others, including teachers, teaching assistants and non-teaching staff, other schools, parents/carers and other organisations
- Support their team to build and sustain relationships with others which develop and share good practice and improve performance
Managing Resources and Risks:
- Deploy staff, financial and educational resources within a team effectively, to enhance pupil progress and attainment
- Manage risks within a team effectively (for example, in relation to staffing, finances or teacher workload), using a risk register
- Deliver a safe environment for pupils and staff
Leadership Learning Sourth East use EMLC as their NPQ assessment agent and works in partnership to ensure a clear and logical assessment process. Participants may opt to submit for final assessment at any point within 12-18 months of starting the programme, However failure to submit within 18 months (without requesting a deferral) will result in accreditation from DfE not being awarded.
The assessment comprises of a project style submission detailing your development as a leader throughout the programme. You will create a 4,500 word report based on your School Project where you will have been working with your team to improve pupil progress and attainment and your team's capabilities.
Your school-based coach will also be required to contribute by verifying your submission and supporting with further evidence.
- Should an assessment be returned as 'not ready' a re-assessment fee will be charged to your school
- If the particpant fails to upload their assessment on the confirmed date a £75 cancellation fee will be invoiced to their school