NPQ in Leading Teaching
Accreditation: National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
Audience: Aspiring Middle Leader, Middle Leader, Aspiring Senior Leader, Senior Leader
Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 12 months
Apply by: 8th October 2023
Cost: DfE funded
It is impossible to underestimate the role that teacher leaders – heads of subject, year group, key stage or phase – play in schools. Not only are you actively shaping the curriculum that pupils study, but you are the person who will support pupils in need, whether they’re struggling academically, socially or with their home lives. Our NPQLT will provide access to leading research, developed by people who know what teachers need. This will give you the knowledge necessary to become a truly outstanding teacher-leader, and to use this knowledge to inspire others to do the same. But at the heart of it all will be your pupils. Everything you learn will help ensure that your pupils flourish 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 NPQLT 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 sequencing your curriculum and planning for assessment in your own subject and context.
- Learn to lead: You’ll build the expertise necessary to manage a team of teachers and to determine the culture of the team.
- Personalised learning: You’ll develop the skills to meet individual pupils’ needs – and support colleagues to do the same – so that all pupils will have an opportunity to thrive.
- 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
- What good teaching practice involves and how to implement it
- How to support colleagues in designing a broad and coherent curriculum
- How to plan effective lessons and stimulate pupils’ thinking
- How to help colleagues to adapt their teaching to different levels and needs
- How to contribute to the design of school assessment systems
- How to align your professional development with wider school improvement priorities
How you’ll learn
The programme is made up of five modules, studied over 12 months. Each module usually 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.