The new leadership frameworks seek to map out what best practice means for school leadership, in a move that takes these NPQs away from a more generic approach to leadership. Teachers and leaders can now apply through the DfE Portal – CLICK HERE
Leadership professional development has often focused on personal traits, such as the qualities of dynamic and charismatic leadership. The reformed NPQs pay less attention to generic management and leadership styles. They pay more attention to the knowledge and skills that school leaders need to tackle the persistent problems of their daily roles.
The NPQEL is organised around ten areas of leadership that are all specific to the school context. The areas attend to both the specialist areas of school leadership like ‘curriculum and assessment’ and approaches to school improvement like ‘professional development’. This means every part of the reformed NPQs is as relevant to schools as possible.
The ten leadership areas covered by the frameworks are:
· Curriculum and assessment
· Additional and special educational needs and disabilities
|· Professional development
· Organisational management
· Working in partnership
· Governance and accountability
The frameworks for senior leadership, headship and executive leadership all cover these same ten areas. This commonality provides the ‘golden thread’ of learning by which a school leader can continue developing their knowledge and expertise as they move through their career.
Where can I find out more?
- Take a look at our Leadership Programmes pages where you will find more details about the full suite of NPQs.
- You can also find out more on the Education Development Trust’s website.
- 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
- are employed in state-funded schools, as well as those employed in state-funded organisations that offer 16 to 19 places in England
The NPQEL is delivered centrally by the Education Development Trust. This will enable networking and support for executive leaders from across the school system.
How to Apply
Teachers and leaders can now apply through the DfE Portal – CLICK HERE
Spencer Teaching School Hub is working with Education Development Trust to offer this qualification.
We are also collecting expression of interest for our Autumn cohort, including for the new Leading Literacy and Leading in the Early Years NPQs due to start from October 2022 – CLICK HERERead More