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 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.
- that 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