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National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

Course Ref: NPQSL
Start Date: N/A
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Cost: £850 (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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Thu, 30th Jan 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Session 1 - Leading Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
Thu, 12th Mar 2020
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Session 2 - Strategy and Improvement
Wed, 1st Apr 2020
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Session 3 - Increasing Capability
Thu, 2nd Jul 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Session 4 - Leading with Impact
Thu, 1st Oct 2020
3:30pm - 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
Session 7 - Focus on final assessment

This programme is for those who are, or aspiring to become, senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities eg an experienced middle leader, assistant/ deputy headteacher, Director of a Teaching School Alliance (TSA), or other senior staff.

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 across their school, lasting at least 2 terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching.

Course duration is 12 months, with the final assessment being completed within 18 months from the start date of the programme.

Programme Session Information

Session 1 - Leading Teaching and Curriculum Excellence

  • High quality teaching
  • Evidence based learning
  • Ensuring consistency
  • Establishing ethos
  • Holding others to account
  • Curriculum design and appropriateness

Session 2 - Strategy and Improvements

  • Whole school closing the gap
  • Management strategies
  • School self-evaluation
  • Recognising impact
  • Change models
  • Whole school planning
  • Quality assurance cycles

Session 3 - Increasing Capability

  • Leading and developing staff
  • Creating an effective workforce
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Performance management
  • Tackling underperformance

Session 4 - Leading with Impact

  • Monitoring and triangulation of evidence
  • Effective senior leadership
  • Recognising leadership styles and understanding impact

Session 5 - Managing Resources

  • Managing resources
  • Budgets
  • Effective communication
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Power of policies, and their relevance

Session 6 - Working in Partnership

  • Moral purpose and its impact
  • Forming and evaluating partnerships
  • Leading in a Church context
  • System senior leadership

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