National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
It is widely recognised that effective leadership creates the right conditions for all pupils to achieve. National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) have been developed to secure better outcomes for all learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
NPQs have been created to support leaders to lead a team, develop leadership skills across a school, enhance strategic management capabilities, improve the quality of educational provision and managing resources to achieve leadership goals. These qualifications relate to leadership at different levels, and they are broken down into Middle Leadership, Senior Leadership, Headship and Executive Leadership.
National Professional Qualifications are delivered through the Worcestershire Global Leadership Academy (WGLA), a partnership between Babcock Education and the Worcestershire Teaching Schools.
The WGLA is working in partnership with the University of Worcester to deliver final assessment at the completion of either NPQML, NPQSL or NPQH programmes. The NPQs will carry ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) credits that can be put towards a masters programme.
Teachers and leaders in category 5 & 6 areas are eligible for scholarship funding which covers the cost of an NPQ course.
Scheduled NPQ cohort start dates:
Launch day/ Assessment day
|NPQML||Launch event - Prime House, Worcester subsequent dates at either
St Clements CofE primary School or South Bromsgrove Teaching School
|Thursday 12th July 2018|
|NPQSL||TBC||Tuesday 17th July 2018|
|NPQEL||TBC||8th - 10th October 2018|
|NPQH||TBC||September 2018 start|
|NPQEL||TBC||8th - 10th January 2019|
Please contact us to register your interest in any of the programmes listed or for future cohort dates.
NPQ content and assessment framework: a guide for participants
Guidance to help those applying for, or participating in, a National Professional Qualification (NPQ) to understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they will develop through their NPQ and how these will be assessed.
Guide to our National Professional Qualifications
4 page overview of the NPQs provided by WGLA
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