NPQ in Senior Leadership
NPQ in Senior Leadership- fully funded
Start date: Feb 2024
Senior leaders set the tone in a school. They are the members of staff who, on a day-to-day basis, ensure that teachers and pupils feel safe, happy and encouraged to succeed.
Our NPQSL will build your confidence when it comes to helping to implement your school’s strategic direction and establishing an environment where pupils can thrive and find fulfilment. And it will provide access to cutting-edge research, developed by people who know what teachers need.
You will learn how to be an empathetic leader: to ensure that staff feel supported and valued, to communicate effectively with parents and carers, and to make school a safe, welcoming place for every pupil who attends.
Why study at the NIoT and Rivers Teaching Alliance?
- : There is no fluff – every minute spent working towards an NPQSL enables you to make a greater impact in your job.
- : You’ll have access to the latest and best evidence of what works in education, but will also be supported in turning it into real, hands-on practice.
- : The course has been designed with teachers’ schedules in mind. So training is delivered in bite-sized chunks, and you can learn at a time and pace that suits you.
- : You’ll be part of a diverse community of educators, all learning from one another during the course – and potentially afterwards, too.
- : You’ll be able to focus on specific areas of leadership where you want to improve your knowledge and subsequently transform that knowledge into action.
- : 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 the headteacher and senior leadership team in maintaining a clear and nurturing school culture
- How to ensure effective teaching and to support curriculum and assessment development
- How to establish and sustain a positive, predictable, safe environment for pupils
- How to manage behaviour effectively and to support pupils with additional and special educational needs and disabilities
- How to implement strategies, working in partnership with parents and carers
- How to work within a governance and accountability regime
How you’ll learn
The programme is made up of eight modules, studied over 18 months. Each module contains a combination of self-study units, locally delivered in-person sessions, online masterclasses delivered by specialists, coaching and virtual visits to a school.
There are two to three scheduled events every half term, some online and some in-person. There are also between four to eight hours of self study.