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NPQLT (Leading Teaching)


Who are you?

A teacher who aspires to or may have responsibility for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

What will you learn?

  • Teaching - you will learn how to support teachers at all levels in your school to develop their knowledge and classroom skills in leading teaching.
  • School culture - you will strengthen your ability and that of your colleagues to contribute to a school culture in which pupils can thrive and succeed. 
  • How pupils learn - you will deepen your knowledge of the best ways to develop, adapt, embed and practice good models of learning across the whole school community. 
  • Subject and curriculum - you will learn how to support and improve high quality teaching, learning and assessment in your subject or phase. 
  • Implementation - you will learn how to implement change successfully within your context by understanding the stages of implementation and applying them with the support of your facilitators and colleagues.

What are the benefits for your school?

We know that our children and young people need teachers who are committed to their education and are confident learners themselves. Our programmes have been developed with teachers and leaders to:

  • Create professionally confident teachers and leaders.
  • Grow the next generation of leaders with the skills and knowledge to use the evidence-base for the benefit of their children and young people.
  • Retain the best teachers who are excellent, collaborative role models for their schools and communities.
  • Inspire leaders who can harness the power of rich learning environments for their children and young people no matter the current circumstances.

Is this programme for me?

Yes, if you are responsible for any aspect of leading a subject, year group or phase or aspire to leading teaching in your context.

How long will it take?

12 months followed by an 8 day open book summative case study task.

Programme Overview

Venue:  Balcarras School, Cheltenham.

12 month programme comprising:

  • Induction & Consolidation Conferences - (full day - face to face)
  • Facilitated face to face Peer Learning - (4 x 4.5 hour sessions)

Supported by:

  • Online Learning
  • School based implementation project
  • Mentoring

Engagement:  There must be a minimum of 90% engagement in the programme for participants to be eligible for final assessment

Assessment:  Each NPQ is assessed using a case study approach completed within a specified eight day window at the end of the programme