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The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) - South

  • Outwood Institute of Education Tenter Balk Lane Doncaster, England, DN6 United Kingdom (map)

We are proud to announce that we are part of the NPQ Alliance, led by Ambition Institute who are licensed by the Department for Education to deliver the National Professional Qualifications.

The programme

The main focus of this programme is the participant’s own leadership development, including how to make best use of tasks and tools to make the transition to senior leadership. Participants will be assessed through a written assignment to ensure that they have reached the qualification requirements.

The programme will consist of a series of training sessions, along with pre- and post-reading and an in-school impact project.

The training sessions will include the following five core areas:

• Self-development and stepping up into senior leadership

• Strategic leadership using data

• Leadership of whole-school CPD

• Teaching and learning improvements

• Horizon scanning and looking to the future

To make sure they get the most out of the programme participants will need to carry out pre-and post-workshop reading outside of the sessions.


The programme consists of nine half-day sessions spread throughout the course of a school year and will take place the Outwood Institute of Education, Tenter Balk Lane, Adwick, Doncaster, DN6 7EQ.

The dates and times are as follows:

• Module 1: Thursday 3 October 2019 (9:00 -12:00)

• Module 2: Thursday 24 October 2019 (13:00 -16:00)

• Module 3: Tuesday 26 November 2019 (14:00 -17:00)

• Module 4: Thursday 16 January 2020 (9:00 -12:00)

• Module 5: Wednesday 11 March 2020 (13:00 -16:00)

• Module 6: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (9:00 - 12:00)

• Module 7: Tuesday 19 May 2020 (14:00 -17:00)

• Module 8: Thursday 11 June 2020 (9:00 - 12:00)

• Module 9: Friday 10 July 2020 (13:00 -16:00)

Please note that this is for non-outwood schools only.