NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools. Led in partnership with the Teacher Development Trust.

Develop specialist expertise in running a multi-school organisation

Learn how to develop processes and systems that enable and  encourage collaboration between staff within and across your schools. You’ll gain practical skills in effectively managing resources and establishing sustainable policies.

Connect with and learn from other executive leaders in the field  

Build and expand your network of teaching contacts across the country.  Gain valuable fresh perspectives from other leaders in similar roles.

Programme Structure

A blend of flexible online learning, online discussion, virtual workshops and face to face workshops, for a few hours study each week over 18 months with one weekend residential. This is followed by an assessment where you will complete a 1500-word case study assessment to demonstrate your understanding of real leadership and change.

The online modules will guide you and your colleagues through understanding and implementing effective approaches to people-powered school improvement.

This completely reformed Leadership NPQ has an evidence-based curriculum design, connecting you to the latest research and best practice. Our research-rich course covers all of the core content in the government’s Framework for this qualification. It will help you to:

  • Provide strategic leadership across a group of schools in effective teaching, curriculum, assessment and culture
  • Oversee the development of cross-school approaches to embed effective workforce development, change and implementation
  • Create and manage cross-school systems and processes, working with partners and boards.

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Programme objectives

This programme will help you to:

  • Develop as a leader with trust-level responsibility
  • Access content across a breadth of areas such as organisational management, working in partnership, and additional and special educational needs and disabilities
  • Effectively implement change and improvement in an area you identify as a trust priority.

Modules include:

  • Trust culture
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and special needs
  • Professional development
  • Organisational management
  • Implementation
  • Working in partnership
  • Governance and accountability
Key Information

We are now collecting Expressions of Interest for our Autumn 2024 NPQEL cohort. Please complete the form below and TDT will be in touch once the application process has opened.