Senior Leaders

Senior Leadership


The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides national recognition of leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader. NPQSL is for those individuals who not only have responsibility for leading a team, but are also involved in leading a range of issues that affect the whole school or organisation. It’s aimed at senior leaders, including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs and advanced skills teachers and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.
This qualification will support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team.

NPQSL is a qualification where you will be working at Masters level. Leadership Live Consortium have partnered with Newman University who will typically award 30 credits for these programmes. Participants would need to evidence their work against the Masters level criteria and either submit a written piece of work or record a verbal presentation. Some additional costs apply.

In September 2107 the NPQSL delivered in this region will be an entirely new programme. This flyer gives you a more detailed taste of what we hope will be included in the programme.

Growing Heads

This programme has been designed to bridge the gap between NPQSL and NPQH. It is a practical course which will engage you in an in-school project with one of your Governors and will give you a secure, expert environment to discuss, test and develop all aspects of your senior leadership role.

For senior leaders who are interested in undertaking NPQH or executive headship development we work with a number of partners to ensure that these are available. Please contact ahalford@windsoracademytrust.org.uk to find out more.