Who is this course for?
For those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. an experienced middle leader, a deputy head teacher, an assistant head teacher, or other senior staff.

Leading across a school – participants will lead an improvement project in a team, lasting at least 2 terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching.

The qualification is split across 6 areas:

  • Managing Resources
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in Partnership
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Increasing Capacity
  • Strategy and Improvement

What is included in the cost of the programme?

  • One full face to face day and four late afternoon sessions
  • Access to additional Online Learning Areas and all materials to complement their programme and to support their individual development
  • Online discussions and support
  • Two 360 diagnostic development tools (one before starting and the second to be taken towards the end), with full report and workbook to support planning for your development
  • Final assessment – participants are required to:
  • Submit a written account of the project, demonstrating how they have met the criteria. This should cover the design, implementation and evaluation of the project (5000 words)
  • Submit supporting documents and materials as evidence

How long does the NPQSL take?
The qualification can take between 12 and 18 months to complete, with a maximum study time for the whole qualification of 150 hours.

Are you eligible for a fully-funded place?
We are able to offer fully-funded places on the NPQs to those applicants working in a school in an Opportunity Area (OA), see here or a Category 5 or 6 area, see here.

Course Logistics
Date and Time: 1 full day (9.30am – 4.00pm): Friday 12th October 2018 and 4 late afternoons (2.30pm – 5.30pm): Wednesday 28th November 2018, Tuesday 29th January 2019, Wednesday 20th March 2019, Monday 10th June 2019
Venue: The Billericay School, School Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LH
Cost:    £1,075 per delegate

Booking Details and Further information
Please see links below to the flyer and booking form for the NPQSL. Please complete the booking form and return to

  >Click here for NPQSL – Flyer (PDF)
  >Click here for NPQSL – Booking Form

To discuss the programme further, please contact
Melanie Jones, Billericay TSA Administrator
E:    T: 01277 314420