National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership: Leading Across a School | February 2020 – July 2021

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Event Details

Curriculum framework

The curriculum framework is built around six content areas and seven leadership behaviours, all of which are common to each level of NPQ, enabling leaders to develop the depth and breadth of knowledge.

Content areas

  • Managing Resources and Risks
  • Strategy and Improvement
  • Working in Partnership
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Leading with Impact
  • Increasing Capability

Leadership behaviours

  • Commitment
  • Personal Drive
  • Collaboration
  • Awareness
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Respect

Why choose us?

  • Face-to-face sessions
  • Learning material that reflects recent research
  • Access to online resources
  • Access to UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Library
  • In-school mentor provided by the school
  • Post face-to-face discussion forums
  • Networking opportunities
  • 360 diagnostic survey
  • Certificates of completion from UCL and the DfE

Impact on developing as a school leader.

Over 90% of participants would recommend the qualification and working with the IOE.

UCL Institute of Education is #1 in QS global education rankings for six years running: 2014-19.

Programme Content

This programme has been developed collaboratively between school leaders, UCL teaching staff and researchers and is built upon high-quality leadership practice, evidence and research. It is a varied programme of study that enables participants to self-reflect and apply their learning in their own context. Participants will receive learning journals to support each of their development days.

Day 1: Succeeding in Senior Leadership

Day 2: Leading Learning and Teaching

Day 3: Leading with Impact

Day 4: Leading Effective Partnerships

Resources: Online resources, 360 diagnostic survey, workplace learning, peer and facilitated learning.

Further info & How to apply


IOE or Regional Cluster


School-based project and formative interview


£1,100 - IOE delivery

£890 - Regional cluster delivery

* Full DfE scholarships available until March 2020 providing that you have a valid TRN. See website for further details.

Start Date: February 2020

End Date: July 2021 (18 months)

Sessions in Fortismere: Monday 9th March 2020; Monday 22nd June 2020

Application: Opens on 4th November 2019

Deadline: 13th January 2020

Further Information: Email:

Day 1: 4 November, 2019