Professional Development


Windsor Academy Trust are an accredited provider of the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) and National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). We serve leaders across the West Midlands particularly Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Stafford, Shropshire and Worcestershire.

NPQML and NPQSL are nationally recognised programmes delivered to meet local circumstances. You will get proven, high quality face to face sessions as well as superb delegate support.  Google classroom underpins your access to materials and key tasks and a fully blended-learning package is also available.

We have commissioned a top-notch 360 feedback tool to assist your initial reflections and to help you to focus your development journey.  Our programmes also build in the strong support that coaching can bring and they ground learning in leadership challenges to make sure there are impacts back in school.

One of the important aspects for us is that you minimise the impact on the learning of your students and so most of our programmes are delivered as twilight sessions. We offer additional optional sessions to support differentiated levels of learning and to extend and enhance your development opportunities.  You will have inputs from experienced and serving leaders and also a wide range of guest speakers from across the education landscape.

The cost of £899 includes all of these learning opportunities and a final assessment submission at the end of the 12-18 month programme.  We are also delighted to announce that government funding should support all leaders applying from schools in Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Coventry and some parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Please ask for more detail by contacting

What we want for our leaders, wherever they are in their journey, is that they continue to move forwards, growing in confidence and capability to be the best that they can be for our schools.

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Here are what some of the delegates on these programmes have said:

“Discussions are really useful; their perspectives are sometimes changing mine.”

“I recognise developments in myself on a weekly basis. I continually reflect and evaluate my leadership strategies.”

“Allows for reflection as a ‘seasoned’ teacher.”

“I am beginning to view my role from a completely different perspective, my relationships with other staff has changed/is developing as a result.”

“I’m analysing data more; I’m making staff responsible for and aware of under-achievements.”

“Reading think-pieces and having time to discuss them with leaders at other key stages has been most useful.”

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any of these sessions please email or click here to use our booking form