Leadership Development - NPQML
Level 1- National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership
NPQML is a national qualification that provides recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. This qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise or develop your own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules. NPQML is assessed and awarded by the National College, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace.
Who is it for?
You should be a middle leader in a school with the responsibility of leading a team i.e.:
- a key stage leader
- a curriculum area leader
- a pastoral services leader
- a subject leader
- a head of department
It may also be of interest to you if you have just taken on a new leadership responsibility or you are an aspiring leader who is keen to achieve a middle leadership role.
Those undertaking the programme should have the support of their Headteacher.
What are the benefits?
The NPQML has been designed to develop and support you in being a highly effective middle leader and ensure you have the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice.
The programme involves authentic school improvement activities relating to your leadership role and school’s improvement priorities therefore delivering real benefits to you and your organisation.
What does it involve?
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) has a flexible combination of blended learning and support opportunities that includes face to face sessions, online learning, leadership learning groups, personal tutor and peer support.
Activities have been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviour, capability and capacity.
You will need to complete 2 essential modules, 1 further module of your choice and a final assessment. Modules cover three learning areas: educational excellence; operational management; and strategic leadership. All focus on improving the effectiveness of leadership practice.
Each module requires up to 50 hours of learning, including:
- around 20 hours of practical learning in your school
- face-to-face peer and facilitated learning
- reading and reflection
- online learning
Candidates will have the opportunity to:
- access high-quality learning materials and look at accounts of practice from outstanding leaders
- reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers
- put theory into practice and continue to improve their own leadership in order to have a greater impact within their institution
Candidates can opt to complete the NPQML programme in 6-18 months. A typical delivery model covers a 12 month period.
For more information contact Bury Secondary Learners Collaborative.
NPQSL & NPQML
St. Monica’s RC High School, along with all secondary schools and colleges in Bury, is a member of the Bury Secondary Learning Collaborative. This is a non-profit making organisation designed to provide high quality training and, where appropriate, National Qualifications for staff who are part of its membership and for staff from schools beyond the membership.
The National Qualifications include NPQSL and NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Senior/Middle Leaders). The BSLC deliver these programmes as an affiliate hub of OLP (Outstanding Leadership Partnership), led by Ashton on Mersey School and managed by Best Practice Network which is licensed by the National College.
NPQSL and NPQML are national qualifications that provide recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior/middle leader. These qualifications have flexible, modular structures that combine core modules with the freedom to specialise or develop your own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules. NPQSL/ML are assessed and awarded by the National College, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace.
For colleagues interested in either qualification we ask that you contact the BSLC for further information and details. Relevant links are below:
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