• 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


    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

    All sessions are led by Carol Jones, Director, Leading Women (Education) Ltd

    Session 1:
    Theme: Succeeding in senior leadership
    Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
    Venue: St Michael’s College Llewellyn Street, Bermondsey London, SE16 4UN
    Co-facilitator: TBC

    Session 2:
    Theme: Leading teaching and learning
    Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019
    Venue: Redriff Primary School, Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5LQ
    Co-facilitator: Charlotte Heath, Head of School, Redriff Primary City of London Academy

    Session 3:
    Theme: Leading with impact
    Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020
    Venue: The Belham Primary School, 165 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London SE15 4DG
    Co-facilitator: Sonia Case, Executive Headteacher, The Belham Primary School

    Session 4:
    Theme: Leading effective partnerships
    Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020
    Venue: Dalmain Primary School, Grove Close, Forest Hill, London SE23 1AS
    Co-facilitator: Erika Eisle, Headteacher, Dalmain Primary School

    Session 5:
    Theme: Leading strategically
    Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020
    Venue: Galleywall Primary School, Galleywall Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 3PB
    Co-facilitator: Sheila Cohring, Headteacher, Galleywall Primary School

    Session 6:
    Support group for assessment projects

    Sign up and cost

    Our 2019-20 cohort is now full, contact us at info@londonsouthtsa.org.uk to express interest in our 2020-21 cohort.

    Non-member price: £1,100
    Member price: £990 (for up to agreed number of staff)