NPQSL National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders

 

NPQSL is designed to help those aspiring to, or currently performing within, senior leadership, with an aim to   enhance their performance and leadership skills. The programme equips participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve the NPQSL qualification.

We will provide access to the Ambition School Leadership 360 tool. Participants will nominate peers to feedback on their unique strengths and development areas to complete a comprehensive report exploring a number of leadership characteristics.

As well as attending the participants will need to lead an improvement project across the school, lasting at least two seasonal terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. This project will also form the basis of the final assessment

There is an expectation that participants will attend all 9 sessions

All sessions will be presented by Annie Wiles and the Ambition Institute Team

All sessions are 9:15am till 12:30pm

 

 Cost of the programme: £849

Aquila Schools: Scholarships available

Non Aquila Schools: £700

To book a place please email thoward@diocant-aquila.org

Session 1: Leading: influence, motivation and vision

· To understand what a school self-evaluation is and how one is written

· To understand how to use data to manage both up and down

· To know how to lead effective whole-school meetings/training/briefings with authority and authenticity

· To understand the role of governance and consider how to ensure effective interaction with governance

· To learn how to work effectively with governors to identify and agree approaches to school priorities.

Date: Thursday 21st November 2019

Venue: Kennington CEP School

Session 2: Leading Change; sustainable change management

The objectives of this session are:

· To develop/deepen your insight into yourself and your behaviours

· To identify personal development areas from the 360 diagnostic tool

· To understand process of change management and understand how to execute change in people and systems over time

· To explore tools for designing and implementing sustainable change across a school, with a particular focus on effective communication

· To consider evidence informed models of change management and to apply this learning to school improvement project

 

Date: Thursday 12th December 2019

Venue: Reculver CEP School

Session 3: Leading data: data informed leadership

· To understand what data is, key principles and common pitfalls associated with data collection and analysis (in the school context)

· To learn how to use a variety of data sets to support ongoing project delivery and determine project direction (and understand limitations of data sets in determining actions)

· To develop and practise skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation to identify priorities for school improvement

· To synthesise information and present a clear narrative analysis of data/information which identifies trends, patterns and cause/effect

· To analyse performance data to identify underachievement and variation within school (and consider when it might be useful to do so against comparative schools)

· · To consider key roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in data management

· To analyse data information to identify clear priorities, set meaningful end goals and identify timeline of high impact activities to drive change

 

Date: Thursday 16th January 2020

Venue: Kingsnorth CEP School

Session 4: Leading Teaching and Learning: improving classroom practice

· To explore the domain specific nature of school leadership and consider actions for the continued development of their domain expertise of teaching and learning To construct a vision for teaching and learning applicable for your context

· To deepen knowledge of high quality teaching and learning and how to gather evidence of teaching quality across a school

· To identify the barriers to high quality teaching and learning. To know and consider application of evidence informed models to improve teaching and learning

· To understand the role of teaching and learning in reducing in-school variation and improving outcomes for all children

 

Date: Thursday 13th February 2020

Venue: St Georges CEP

Session 5: Leading curriculum: delivering curriculum excellence

· To define what is meant by curriculum and identify common misconceptions

· To know the principles of a powerful school curriculum (as separate from the school timetable or curriculum offer) To identify, craft and share and your vision for school curriculum

· To reflect on your own school curriculum and evaluate it in line with the principles studied and vision articulated

· To identify how to make an impact on curriculum development over time both directly and indirectly

Date: Thursday 19th March 2020

Venue: Charing CEP School

Session 6: Leading a school for all: inclusion and effective pastoral support

· To define key terms ‘inclusion’ and ‘pastoral’ and identify common misconceptions e.g. That this sits separately from more ‘academic’ aspects of school leadership

· To know the features of powerful pastoral leadership and challenges associated with ensuring these are embedded consistently

· To interrogate school data and conduct structured gap analysis to identify priorities

· To identify, craft and share your vision for inclusion, behaviour and pastoral leadership

· To consider actions to ensure a more inclusive school environment within domain of control for both staff and pupils

· To identify a range of local and national partners that can support actions

 

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2020

Venue: St Nicholas CE Academy

Session 7: Leading teams and people: delivering through other people

· To understand your role in leading others, both direct reports and those outside of your chain of line management

· To consider and practise how to model key behaviours to others

· To identify dynamics and characteristics of individuals and teams and consider how these might be approached to sustain high performing teams

· To practise leading effective meetings to mine for conflict, expose and exploit ideas and to reach decisions

· To analyse and practise evidence informed models of coaching in order to empower others to succeed

· To understand what it means to hold others to account, identify strategies and practise conversations to do so (including external partners)

· To understand how to approach difficult conversations and practise these in relation to your improvement project

Date: Thursday 21st May 2020

Venue: Reculver CEP School

Session 8: Leading staff development: Professional development and talent management

· To identify excellent professional development practice which focuses on rapid improvement in teacher practice and improved pupil outcomes

· To explore common features of high impact professional development programmes and effective teacher education programmes

· To consider how professional development might be planned to anticipate future professional development needs (for all staff), reach staff at all levels of proficiency, develop talent and improve staff retention

Date: Thursday 18th June 2020

Venue: Charing CEP School

Session 9: Leading school improvement: self- evaluation and strategic planning

· To understand what a school self-evaluation is and how one is written

· To understand how to use data to manage both up and down

· To know how to lead effective whole-school meetings/training/briefings with authority and authenticity

· To understand the role of governance and consider how to ensure effective interaction with governance

· To learn how to work effectively with governors to identify and agree approaches to school priorities.

Date: Thursday 9th July 2020

Venue: Kingsnorth CEP School

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