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NPQLT - Leading Teaching


Those leading teaching have the potential to cultivate a culture of high expectations across the school and enable all pupil needs to be met.

With influence over classroom practice, curriculum and pedagogy as well as professional development and implementation, leaders of teaching play a vital role in school improvement.

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) is aimed at teachers who lead, or aspire to lead, teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. Responsibilities may include managing a team of teachers and supporting effective teaching across a school.

Programme Information

Our delivery model is grounded in tried-and-tested evidence of effective school improvement from both the UK and US. The programmes are underpinned by theory, mapped for progression across all qualification levels, and application of learning prioritised to facilitate successful implementation.

Programme Model

The programme will use ‘see it, name it, do it’ as an organisational structure for scaffolding learning to the point of mastery. The model is a highly applied and personalised approach coined by the internationally renowned Leverage Leadership Institute. 

  • See it: The approach goes beyond theory by using current, real-life models of exemplary practice
  • Name it: By identifying features of exemplary practice, the invisible is made visible. Participants reflect on their current practice and name their ‘gaps’
  • Do it: Participants are guided through implementation planning with time for practice, peer feedback and the use of gap tasks. As part of formative assessment, participants then ‘fix their gaps’ by applying their learning in school. 


Embedded assessment practice

Opportunities to ‘do it’, through practice and planning give the best chance of successful implementation and lead to rapid school improvement. Application of learning provides regular practice opportunities for final scenario-based assessment.

Blended learning

The programme is made up of a blend of synchronous and asynchronous components totalling a maximum of four days plus self study. One third of the synchronous components of the Leading Teaching programme will be delivered in subject-specific groups.

Element

Synchronous

Asynchronous

In-person

Online seminars

Mentoring/Coaching

Self-study

Units

6 x 2hr sessions*

6 x 2hr sessions

Flexible

18 x 2hr units

Hours

12

12

2

36

*Synchronous in-person and online units are designed in two-hour blocks that may be combined as whole days lasting six hours or delivered as a series of two-hour twilights.

Key Information

  • Cost: £795 per participant, scholarships available 
  • Programme length: 12 months
  • Start date: September 2021 or February 2022
  • Assessment : An open-book assessment in an eight-day set window within 3 months of completion requiring a structured 1000 – 1500-word response to a real multi-resource scenario/case-study.


You can find the Department for Education Framework for NPQLT here: 

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