NPQ in Leading Literacy
Accreditation: National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
Audience: Aspiring Literacy Lead, Literacy Lead, Aspiring Senior Leader, Senior Leader
Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 12 months
Apply by: 18th October 2023
Cost: DfE funded
All literacy teachers want their pupils to learn to read smoothly, and to take real pleasure from reading. Our NPQLL will provide access to cutting-edge research, developed by people who know what teachers need. You’ll be supported in putting this into practice, designing and implementing literacy-improvement strategies. You’ll also learn the best ways to support colleagues as they develop pupils’ reading, writing and wider understanding of language. At the heart of it all will be your pupils. Everything you learn will help ensure that your pupils develop a genuine love of reading, and are able to live the fullest and most successful lives they possibly can.
- Essential knowledge: There is no fluff – every minute spent working towards an NPQLL will enable you to make a greater impact in your job.
- Research-informed practice: You’ll have access to the latest and best evidence of what works in education, and will be able to apply this to developing pupils’ language and vocabulary.
- Create a reading culture: You’ll learn how to build a school culture that encourages reading for pleasure.
- Joined-up learning: The techniques you learn will support the teaching of synthetic phonics and joined-up handwriting.
- Community of educators: You’ll be part of a diverse community of educators, all learning from one another during the course – and potentially afterwards, too.
- Fulfilment: The better and more knowledgeable you are at your job, the more enjoyable and exciting you will find it – and that enthusiasm will be passed on to your pupils.
What you’ll learn
- How to support colleagues to develop pupils’ language capability and wider understanding of language, word reading, reading comprehension and writing skills
- How to design and implement literacy-improvement strategies
- How to contribute to effective professional development related to teaching, curriculum and assessment across the school
How you’ll learn
The programme is made up of four modules, studied over 12 months. Each module contains a combination of self-study units, locally delivered in-person sessions, online masterclasses delivered by specialists, practice clinics and virtual visits to a school.
On average, participants will spend between one and two hours a week working towards the NPQLL. Where possible, study should be done in dedicated career-development time during school hour