National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)
NPQML is aimed at individuals with responsibility for leading a team, including leaders of key stage, subject, curriculum, heads of department and pastoral leaders. This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a middle leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).
The qualification will support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice across your team.
It is expected participants will complete the programme within 12 months
Our Delivery Model
Our delivery model adopts a blended learning approach – prioritising learning through face to face sessions with learning uniquely underpinned by experts in the fields of visible learning (John Hattie) and mind management (Chimp Management) through our exclusive partnerships . The essential facilitated learning by expert facilitators, who are practising educational leaders, is supported by self-directed learning through think pieces, current cutting edge research, work based practice, and exposure to outstanding practise through brokered optional school visits.
*There may be cheaper options from alternative providers. However, your value for money is for proven reputation and quality – with measured impact on school improvement
**Bursaries of 10% will be considered for school leaders from category 6 area.
The Alliance of Leading Learning NPQML Package Includes:
- A Launch Day Induction
- 3 Face-to-Face days
- 1 day optional support workshop on Final Assessment and how to hit the assessment criteria
- Access to the Alliance of Leading Learning national and international Professional Learning Community.
- Admin support and customer care throughout the course
- Anticipate other peoples’ views or feelings and moderate your approach accordingly.
- Adopt different leadership styles to ensure the team meets its objectives.
- Present, communicate or defend challenging messages confidently and positively to a range of audiences.
Teaching and Curriculum Excellence:
- Grow excellent, evidence-based teaching in a team and a curriculum that develops pupils academically and prepares them for adult life.
- Improve the progress, attainment and behaviour of all pupils, including those who are disadvantaged or have particular needs (for example, Pupil Premium, SEND, EAL or the most able pupils).
- Hold others to account, line manage and evaluate performance effectively.
- Support all members of their team with appropriate, targeted opportunities for professional development, including newly qualified teachers, teaching assistants, and stronger or weaker performers.
- Recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and identify learning linked to their needs.
- Evaluate the impact of professional development and pupils outcomes.
School Strategy and Improvement:
- Manage and analyse performance data to evaluate progress, identify trends, define team priorities and develop improvement strategies.
- Implement successful change at team level.
Working in Partnership:
- Realise the benefits of collaborating with others, including teachers, teaching assistants and non-teaching staff, other schools, parents/carers and other organisations.
- Support their team to build and sustain relationships with others which develop and share good practice and improve performance.
Managing Resources and Risks:
- Deploy staff, financial and educational resources within a team effectively, to enhance pupil progress and attainment.
- Manage risks within a team effectively (for example, in relation to staffing, finances or teacher workload), using a risk register.
- Deliver a safe environment for pupils and staff.
The assessment comprises of a project style submission detailing your development as a leader throughout the programme.
You will create a 4,500 word report based on your School Project where you will have been working with your team to improve pupil progress and attainment and your team’s capabilities.
Your school-based coach and sponsor will also be required to contribute by verifying your submission and supporting with further evidence.
You will be able to choose a window for your assessment within an 12 month timescale.
To register, please click here.
"Thank you - I found the day very interesting. We were given a lot of useful information, but were not overwhelmed as it was given out gradually, in different ways, and with plenty of time and opportunities for discussion"
(NPQML Participant 2016-2017 Launch Session)
"The trainers are really helpful when we ask questions. They give us quick responses. Thank you for another productive day."
(NPQML Participant 2016-2017 Managing Systems & Processes)