• National Professional Qualifications For Senior Leaders

    National Professional Qualifications For Senior Leaders

    The facilitators showed expertise and enthusiasm, and were available and open to questions and discussions. The programme was based on cutting-edge concepts and research

    2018/19 participant

    Our 2021-22 NPQ offer

    We are currently taking expression of interests for our 2021-22 NPQ programmes. The NPQs we will be offering can be found below:

    • NPQ Leading Teacher Development
    • NPQ Leading Behaviour & Culture
    • NPQ Leading Teaching and Learning
    • NPQ Senior Leadership
    • NPQ Headship
    • NPQ Executive Leadership

    If want to enrol yourself or a member of your staff on any of the NPQ programmes above, please compete this short form and we will be in touch.


    The London South Teaching School Alliance National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) offers aspiring and serving senior leaders the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to succeed in senior leadership. Our programmes are led in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, which was ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2018 World University Rankings,

    Who is the programme for?

    The programme is aimed at those who are, or are aspiring to become a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. an experienced middle leader, a deputy head teacher, an assistant head teacher, or other
    senior staff e.g. a Director of a Teaching School Alliance (TSA).

    What is involved?

    On our NPQSL you will hear from a range of effective, serving local leaders, accredited as NPQ facilitators, who will showcase and reflect on their different approaches to leadership, while encouraging you to develop your own.

    Participants will attend five full day workshops, which include a mixture of theoretical input and also case studies and interactive discussion amongst participants.

    The sessions will be hosted in different local schools, giving you the chance to experience a range of settings over the course of the programme. In addition to the five face-to-face sessions detailed below, the NPQSL programme follows a blended learning forms.

    This consists of workplace learning and practice activities, peer and facilitated learning, reading, structured reflection, online learning and a 360 diagnostic assessment.

    Participants will need to lead an improvement project in their team, lasting at least two terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team. For the final assessment, participants will submit a written account of the project and supporting documents/material as evidence, demonstrating how they have met the assessment and covering the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

    Session details

    Session 1:
    Theme: Succeeding in senior leadership
    Date: Wednesday 4 November 2020

    Session 2:
    Theme: Leading teaching and learning
    Date: Wednesday 9 December 2020

    Session 3:
    Theme: Leading with impact
    Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021

    Session 4:
    Theme: Leading effective partnerships
    Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

    Session 5:
    Theme: Leading strategically
    Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

    Session 6:
    Theme: Support group for assessment projects (optional)
    Date: Tuesday 15 June 2021

    Sign up and cost

    Registration for our 2020-21 cohort has now closed

    Cost: £1,100