We are pleased to support leadership development programmes through Leading Schools South West. LSSW
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) Level 3

Who is the programme for?
We welcome applicants from across the South West who have been successful in the National College NPQH Assessment process.

Programme structure
NPQH will usually take up to a year to complete. It is split into five modules each of which constitutes 50 hours of work. To obtain the NPQH qualification you will be required to complete three essential modules and two elective modules of your choice.

Essential Modules
-Succeeding in Headship
-Leading and Improving Teaching
-Leading an Effective School.

Elective Modules
-Closing the Gap
-Curriculum Development
-Leadership in Diverse Contexts
-Leading Change for Improvement
-Leading Inclusion

Achievement for All, Leading Staff and Effective Teams, School Improvement through Effective Partnerships, and Using Data and Evidence to Improve Performance.
We employ a blended learning approach that includes face-to-face learning, online module work, peer networking and practical work in your school. In these components you will be supported by our expert facilitators and specialist Lead Online Facilitator. We are particularly proud of our facilitated online short courses, which complement the face-to-face sessions and provide support for the essential modules.

There is also a two week placement in a school (which must be in an English School) that has to be carried out as part of the NPQH course, this doesn't have to be in a two week block. You can view our current list of placement schools here Placement School List, please note this document will be regularly updated. 

Our participants find that allocating time to independent learning outside the face-to-face sessions is particularly rewarding, as they can reflect on their own leadership style and skills. We expect a degree of independently-directed outside reading and reflection.

Assessment of module work is conducted online. For your final assessment you will be required to lead a team in undertaking a school improvement task in your establishment. The results of this task will constitute the final assessment material, which is evaluated by the East Midlands Leadership Centre. You will also undertake a panel interview based on leadership competencies.

Details about the content of individual modules are available from the DFE website.

Who is the programme run by?
Bob Mitchell the Subject Matter Expert.

director bob mitchell

More details about this programme and how to apply can be found here