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NPQLTD - Leading Teacher Development 

Those leading teacher development have the potential to nurture a culture of professional learning that enables staff and pupils to thrive.

With influence over the design and delivery of professional development as well as implementation, leaders of teacher development play a vital role in school improvement.

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) is aimed at teachers who lead, or aspire to lead, the development of other teachers in their school. Responsibilities may include the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.

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.

NPQLTD Sequence

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.

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
  • Scholarship funding available - click here for more information
  • Programme length – 12 months
  • Start date – November 2021 or February 2022
  • Assessment - An open-book assessment in an eight-day set window within 3 months of completion requiring a structured 1500-word response to a real multi-resource scenario/case-study.

Application information

The graphic below illustrates the application timeline.

NPQ scholarships are available to selected schools but funding is finite. In the event of a high demand for scholarships, round 1 participants will be prioritised.

App timeline

Once you've chosen your programme and checked your suitability, register with the .GOV.UK website and then complete the School-Led Network application form by clicking the apply button below.

Upon completion of your application, you will receive an automated email as receipt of your application. Following that, one of our delivery partners will be in touch with further information.

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

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