Outstanding Leaders Partnership

 

We offer the NPQML and NPQSL courses from the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP).


National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

NPQSL provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior leaders. Candidates access high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Senior leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

NPQSL is assessed and accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise and to develop candidate’s own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules.

Eligibility Criteria

NPQSL is suitable for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities, an experienced middle leader, a deputy head, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), an advanced skills teachers or a senior member of staff. If you would like to discuss eligibility, please contact us.

Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

Delivery covers a 12 month period with the expectation that candidates will submit for final assessment within 18 months. During the qualification candidates benefit from:

  • four full-day events
  • four guided online courses alongside peers*
  • regular online conferences to support and compliment learning
  • access to two 360° leadership diagnostics
  • support from a nominated in-school mentor
  • facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
  • local and flexible access to high quality leadership training
  • purpose-built peer led virtual learning environment

 

*Online courses take around 15hrs and cover a three week period. The courses provide learners with a pathway through the modules and are made up of case studies, online discussion, accounts of practice, opinion pieces and work based investigation.


National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

NPQML provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for middle leaders. Candidates have access to high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Middle leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

NPQML is assessed and accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise and to develop candidate’s own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules.

Eligibility Criteria

NPQML is suitable for middle leaders with responsibility for a team; this includes key stage / subject / curriculum leaders, heads of department or pastoral leaders. To discuss eligibility, please contact us.

Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

Delivery covers a 12 month period with the expectation that candidates will submit for final assessment within 18 months. During the qualification candidates benefit from:

  • four full-day events
  • three guided online courses alongside peers*
  • regular online conferences to support and compliment learning
  • access to two 360° leadership diagnostics
  • support from a nominated in-school mentor
  • facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
  • local and flexible access to high quality leadership training
  • purpose-built peer led virtual learning environment

 

*Online courses take around 15hrs and cover a three week period. The courses provide learners with a pathway through the modules and are made up of case studies, online discussion, accounts of practice, opinion pieces and work based investigation


 

Please see the flyers below for further information

OLP-NPQML-InfoSheet

OLP-NPQSL-InfoSheet

NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)

DSBM L4 (Diploma for Schools Business Management Level 4)

DSBM L5 (Diploma for Schools Business Management Level 5)