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National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

Course Ref: NPQML
Start Date: N/A
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Cost: £750 (includes externally verified final assessment)
Location: This is being held at multiple locations
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Sessions:

Tue, 15th Sep 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 1 - Programme Overview/ Assessment (Online)testBishop Challoner Catholic College
Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
Tue, 29th Sep 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 2 - Strategy and Improvement (Online)testBishop Challoner Catholic College
Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
Wed, 14th Oct 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 3 - Leading Teaching and Curriculum ExcellencetestBishop Challoner Catholic College
Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
Tue, 10th Nov 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 4 - Increasing CapabilitytestBishop Challoner Catholic College
Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
Mon, 23rd Nov 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 5 - Leading with ImpacttestBishop Challoner Catholic College
Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 6- Managing ReosurcestestBishop Challoner Catholic College
Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
Tue, 9th Feb 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 7- Working in Partnership

This programme is for middle leaders, or those aspiring to become a middle leader, with responsibility for leading a team eg key stage/curriculum/ subject/ pastoral leaders, heads of department, specialist leaders of education (SLEs), SENCO (special educational needs coordinators).

The qualification includes a flexible combination of blended learning and support opportunities: face-to-face sessions, online learning, self-study, personal reading, coaching, with a focus on development of skills and understanding alongside leadership behaviours.

Participants are required to complete an assessment task – to lead an improvement project in their school lasting at least 2 terms aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team.

Course duration is 12 months, with the final assessment being completed within 15 months from the start date of the programme.


Programme Session Information
 

Session 1 - Leading Teaching and Curriculum Excellence

  • High quality teaching
  • Evidence based learning
  • Holding others to account
  • Curriculum appropriateness
  • Writing work schemes

Session 2 - Strategy and Improvement

  • Closing the gap
  • Good management strategies
  • Change models
  • Planning intentional improvement

Session 3 - Increasing Capability

  • Leading and developing staff
  • Creating effective team
  • Performance management

Session 4 - Leading with Impact

  • Monitoring staff
  • Effective middle leadership
  • Evaluating impact
  • Exploring leadership styles

Session 5 - Managing Resources

  • Managing resources
  • Budgets
  • Effective communication
  • Leading effective meetings

Session 6 - Working in Partnership

  • Understanding values
  • Moral purpose
  • Leading in a Church context
  • System middle leadership

“I didn’t expect the NPQML to be so intense and rewarding.  This programme has helped me to manage a team effectively and to bring out the best of each individual.  I highly recommend this programme and BCTSA to other middle leaders.”  (Primary School: PE Leader)

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