National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

A personalised, inspirational programme for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs, subject leaders working across MATs and SLEs. We welcome applicants from across Devon and the South West. Starts in October 2020.

The range and quality of our training including face to face, online learning and individual coaching is highly rated: “DTSP holds a very strong quality rating with a 100% pass rate. Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance, 100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020

The NPQSL programme is designed to develop the leadership potential of Senior Leaders leading a team across their school. They will be supported to further develop key leadership behaviours: Vision, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Interpersonal and Intra-personal Awareness, Integrity and Respect.

They will achieve this through an improvement project that they will work with a team across the school to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. The programme will last 4 terms by which time they will have submitted for assessment a 5,000 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

  • Led by an experienced Headteacher and the Director of DTSP who understand whole school improvement processes and the key part distributed leadership plays within its success.
  • A personalised programme that endeavours to support Senior Leaders develop their own leadership style and apply their learning within their own context.
  • Inspirational trainers who have developed the key skills of Senior Leaders within their own schools and beyond
  • Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of transformational change
  • School visits: Membership of an Action Learning Set to compare and analyse change in different schools.
  • Two coaching sessions provided within the SL’s school to explore their personal leadership development
  • High quality online research and reading across four modules to challenge thinking and support your project

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

For further details, including course outline and facilitators, please visit our website at: http://www.dpscitt.ac.uk/418/npqsl

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Individual Price Free
Secondary Leadership Network

The purpose of the Secondary Leadership Network is to develop a strong and eclectic network of Headteachers who enjoy:

  • collaborating
  • sharing ideas
  • visiting high performing schools nationally
  • discussing and debating ways to improve schools
  • understanding the regional context

The following clear set of principles will underpin the work of the network: 

Effective Collaboration:

For the past decade there have been examples of successful schools collaborating, leading to significant improvements. Examples include London Challenge in the UK and Uncommon Schools & KIPP from the US.

Critically Inquisitive:

With an overwhelming volume of innovations, new theories and polarised opinions, this network will seek out and scrutinise both the latest and long-standing best practice in this country and abroad, with a view to providing a practical and well-informed approach to improvement within our schools.

Support and Challenge:

As a group, we will support and challenge each other to both devise and enact critical developments within our schools and ensure that we know the efficacy of these acts.

The progrmame will consiste of the following:

  • At least six sessions over a year, beginning in October 2020; which will be a blend of online and face-to-face events, linked, where possible, to other key meetings attended by Headteachers.
  • Built into the network experience will be visits to high performing / rapidly improving schools nationally. 
  • One-to-one support via follow up sessions will be offered from network leads to fit in with your school’s needs and desires. 
  • We will also seek to engage with existing groups such as regional MAT leader conferences if the situation allows.

The content can be flexible to reflect the priorities and interests of the network members.

Led by experienced Headteachers Tim Harris (Colyton Grammar School), Steve Margetts (Torquay Academy) and Tim Rutherford (West Exe School), the programme is for established Secondary Headteachers from all career stages and includes all secondary school types and all Ofsted ratings.

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Individual Price TSSW Members FREE | Other Colleagues £95 per delegate

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