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npq executive leadership

Aimed at colleagues who have been a Headteacher for at least 3 years, NPQEL is suitable for colleagues already in leadership roles across more than one school

The course is usually completed within 18 months with a summative assessment at its conclusion.  This is a blended delivery model comprising 6 face to face events (including a 2 day conference), online study, webinars and coaching.  Eligibility is subject to evidencing support from your Headteacher to release you to undertake the course and related work. ​


The programme: ​

  • improves outcomes for pupils and staff across your trust or school group
  • develops your confidence to effectively lead and support across several schools or a trust.
  • helps you critically evaluate your own leadership practice
  • provides valuable support from an experienced leadership coach to hone your leadership skills
  • encourages debate and discussion around experiences and learning with other highly motivated peers.


Delivered by Best Practice trained facilitators


Suitable for those in leadership roles across more than one school including headteachers, executive headteachers and directors of school improvement


NPQEL delivered over 18 months with 6 face to face events including a 2 day conference.  The final assessment is by summative assessment


Applications required within designated recruitment periods.  Delivery will be within DfE defined windows


Free: Scholarship available for all state-maintained school and academies in England


Face to Face sessions at designated learning centre