NPQ for Senior Leadership

This fully funded National Professional Qualification (NPQ) gives you the chance to learn about evidence-based school leadership and put it into practice in your school or trust.

On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Set clear goals and communicate shared values that improve the culture in your classrooms and school
  • Establish a safe and positive environment for pupils
  • Support colleagues to meet individual needs and make sure all pupils have access to a rich curriculum
  • Lead school-wide professional development for staff
  • Make and act on evidence-informed decisions
  • Work well with parents, carers, other schools and the wider community
  • Lead by example, be accountable for decisions and make sure colleagues know their

Who is this programme for?

This NPQ is for school leaders who are or are aspiring to be senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities.



What you'll learn

The key elements of the programme are:

  • School Culture
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Professional Development
  • Organisational Management
  • Implementation
  • Working in Partnership
  • Governance and Accountability

The material is delivered through a blended programme which includes nine online learning courses via Steplab, Two live conferences (each lasting six hours), Seven two-hour online clinics (facilitated sessions), Nine one-hour community sessions and a two-hour assessment clinic.


This programme is 18 months long and will commence in either October or February.

Click here for the programme brochure.


The application process is not yet open but you can register your interest at this link and then we will contact you as soon as the application process is open to ensure that you make the deadline.