The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a headteacher or principal. Designed in collaboration with some of the country’s leading headteachers and academics,
NPQH will develop talented leaders from all backgrounds who can deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system, and high quality outcomes for pupils and students.
To be completed within 18 months
The opening date for our next NPQH gateway assessment window TBC.
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
A flexible and accessible blended learning model combining in-person workshops, online seminars, webinars and a range of independently organised learning activities and peer networking.
|Face to face workshops||Opportunities to bring learning to life in your context, reflect with other professionals and benefit from expert facilitation.||16hrs|
|Seminars||In person facilitated online learning to complement in-school implementation and private study.||10hrs|
|Coaching||The opportunity to unleash your strengths and engage in focussed professional dialogue about your development.||6hrs|
|Webinars||Engage with virtual learning aligned to your subject / phase / contect allowing for increased specialisation in the content covered.||8hrs|
|Self-Directed Learning||Engage with a wide range of online content including the EEF evidence base materials.||10hrs|
|Communities of Practice||Establish and build a community of likeminded leaders serving in your locality as well as participating in regional and national groups where applicable.||6hrs|
|Self-Audit||Working with your coach and other colleagues to review your development as your progress through the course.||4hrs|
|Formative Assessment||Opportunities to reflect on the progress you make as you learn more and can do more as a result of your participation and engagement with the NPQ materials.||2hrs|
|Case Study||Supporting you to apply your learning and implement change in your own context utilising an evidence informed approach.||8hrs|
Formative assessment takes place throughout the programme, helping you understand the progress you are making, and facilitators to adapt your learning experiences.
Summative assessment takes the form of a 1500-word response to a case study, completed in a single 8-day window at the end of your programme. The assessment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you would deploy the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through the NPQ to lead and implement a specific aspect of change.
Our participants are crucial to our continuous quality improvement. The regular evaluations of our entire NPQ experience help us to give you the very best learning experience, as we are able to respond quickly to any issues, and share best practice rapidly. “incisive self-evaluation which drives continuous improvement.” (Tribal 2019)
To register for any of the NPQ programmes with University of Winchester, please apply via this link on LLSE’s website: Apply Now For Your NPQ – Leadership Learning South East (llse.org.uk)
NPQ Formative and Summative Assessment
1: Formative Assessment
2: Summative Assessment
“Current research and evidence underpin all elements of the programmes, content related reading, inter-sessional activities and face to face days. QTL leaders engage in a continuous process of review to ensure research and evidence are current.”
“96% of respondents said they would recommend their chosen programme to a colleague. 98% said they would recommend the provider QTL - August 2018 review”
“I cannot think of anything that would improve the quality, content or method of delivery. QTL's NPQH programme hit every button and I would recommend it to all who aspire to headship.”
“The biggest benefit of the course was the days in session. We discussed a wide variety of topics and had the opportunity to share best practice. I learned a range of different leadership strategies and was able to use these within my school work.”
“This programme has enabled me to develop as a leader and understand the roles that involves. It has helped me to identify my own leadership styles and how to use this to hold others to account. I am now confident in leading others in a coaching role. ”
“I have learnt an incredible amount on the face to face sessions. Learning different styles of leadership has made me re-evaluate my current model. I no longer ‘assume’ what we do is the best way of doing things”
“This is the best CPD I have ever received, a completely cohesive programme that really tackled the key issues of leadership - Feb 2018”
“I am gaining so much from this course especially my ability to reflect on different practices. Everything we have read and discussed has been very relevant to the Headteacher role and our projects - Jan 2018”
“There were some excellent discussions, lots of helpful advice, and a clear picture of how we move forward. I left all the sessions feeling more confident about both my course, and my role within my school - Jan 2018”
“My home school went from RI to Outstanding. In my new position as Headteacher the programme provided me with the confidence to create a vision and start to move my school out of RI.”
“The course enabled me to use my learning in everyday leadership tasks. I managed to test theories and learn from peers in an open and trustful environment. With each face to face I grew in belief and transferred that to my workplace.”
“The NPQEL has equipped me with the confidence to lead and successfully impact beyond my own school. Harnessing a broad network of partnerships for meaningful collaboration and entrepreneurial strategic development”