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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: Bishop Challoner Catholic College Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7EG
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Tue, 24th Mar 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Session 1 - Leading Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
Tue, 28th Apr 2020
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Session 2 - Strategy and Improvement
Thu, 4th Jun 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Sesison 4 - Leading with Impact
Thu, 1st Oct 2020
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Session 5 - Managing Resources
Tue, 1st Dec 2020
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Session 6 - Working in Partnership
Fri, 1st Jan 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Focus on Final Assessment

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 18 months from the start date of the programme.

Eligible schools eg in Category 5 and 6 areas will be fully funded by the DfE.

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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