National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)

Delivered under the North East Teaching School Partnership (NETSP) licence this accredited qualification is assessed and awarded by the National College for Teaching and School Leadership. The programme is intended for senior leaders who have significant cross school responsibilities, including experienced middle leaders, assistant heads, special educational needs co-ordinators and advanced skills teachers but will also benefit senior staff looking for further professional development but not necessarily aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.

The programme comprises 2 essential modules

  • Succeeding in senior leadership
  • Closing the gap

And two electives from the following

  • Improving the quality of Teaching
  • Effective whole school management
  • School self-evaluation
  • Effective partnership working
  • Leading professional development
  • Research and development in teaching
  • Leading in a diverse system
  • Leading change for improvement

HTSA is planning to commence a new cohort of this programme in Spring 2014