National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

Entrust is partnering with the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) to deliver the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) programme to schools and academies in Staffordshire and neighbouring Local Authorities.

The NPQML programme is flexible and modular to enable candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to lead high-performing teams and improve classroom practice. It is suitable for middle leaders with responsibility for a team including Key Stage leaders, subject leaders, and curriculum leaders, and also heads of department or pastoral leaders. The qualification is accredited by the Department for Education (DfE).

Applications are open until Friday 26 July 2019 and there is a 5% early bird discount for applications received by 31 May 2019.  Full scholarship funding is guaranteed for candidates working in a category 5 or 6 area, and those working in MATs or dioceses which cover those areas.

Venue and dates
The training will take place at Entrust Riverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford, ST16 3TH on the following dates:

  • 7th January 2020
  • 10th March 2020
  • 24th June 2020

Outcomes the training helps delegates to achieve:

  • Facilitation and support from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
  • Purpose built virtual learning environment enabled for mobiles and tablets
  • Delivery at local venues
  • Guaranteed support to pass final assessment
  • Content contextualised for your locality and updated to reflect national developments and legislation
  • Regular progress updates for mentors and headteachers

Delivery methods

  • Candidates will usually complete the qualification within 12-18 months and benefit from our following learning models:
  • three face-to-face training events
  • three guided online courses working alongside peers
  • regular online conferences to support and complement learning
  • access to two 360° leadership skills diagnostics
  • support from a nominated in-school mentor
  • facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
  • local and flexible access to high quality leadership training
  • dedicated online tutor to support school improvement project planning
  • mobile enabled virtual learning environment enabling flexible access to course resources and support community
  • option to accrue 40 credits to contribute towards an MA in Educational Leadership with Chester University

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