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npq senior leadership

Aimed at senior leaders with cross school responsibilities, the NPQSL gives participants all the essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful leadership of teaching and helps to develop your confidence to effectively take on a leadership role and support your team

The course is usually completed within 18 months with the production of a case study at its conclusion.  This is a blended delivery model comprising 4 face to face events, 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 in participant areas of responsibility
  • helps you critically evaluate your own leadership practice
  • creates your own flexible study plan around work and personal commitments
  • provides facilitation and support from serving school leaders


Delivered by Best Practice trained facilitators‌


Suitable for experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCO, advanced skills teacher or a senior member of staff


NPQSL delivered over 18 months with 4 face to face events.  The final assessment is by case study scenario


Applications required within designated recruitment periods.  Delivery will be within DfE defined windows. Autumn 23 cohort face to face days are as follows:

7 December 2023

7 March 2024

6 June 2024

10 October 2024


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


Face to Face, venue to be confirmed.