Who is the course for?
The NPQH qualification provides an opportunity to explore leadership theory, strategy and practical activities to see impact within the delegate’s own school and is aimed at those who are, or are aspiring to become, a Head Teacher or Head of School with responsibility for leading a school.
How is the Course Structured?
All candidates will study six modules:
Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
Strategy and improvement
Leading with Impact
Managing Resources and Risk
Working in Partnership
How is the course delivered:
Our course includes a 360° diagnostic test. The diagnostic tool is based around the seven leadership behaviours on which you will be focusing during the programme:
Commitment; Collaboration; Personal Drive; Resilience; Awareness; Integrity; Respect
It is designed to enable you to collect the views of your colleagues (peers, team members, line managers, governors) so you are able to analyse your specific needs and leadership competency areas to target, using the programme and your leadership in school to develop and extend areas of knowledge, understanding and competence.
You will have the opportunity to complete the diagnostic at the start and again at the end of the programme and so judge and reflect on the progress you have made.
How is the course assessed?
You will complete two end of course tasks. Participants must:
Lead a change programme at whole-school level, lasting at least two terms, to improve pupil progress and attainment.
Present the plan to the Governing board prior to implementation and gather their feedback.
Submit a 4,000 word written account of the project for assessment.
Undertake a placement in a contrasting school, lasting at least 9 working days.
Design an action plan to address the school's current or projected resource and capability challenges.
Present the plan to the placement school's governing board and gather their feedback.
Submit a 2,500 word written account of the project for assessment.
How long does the course take?
The course will takes between 12 and 18 months.
How much does the course cost?
The cost for the NPQH course from September 2017 is £1,800 including externally verified final assessment and 360° diagnostic.
DfE funding may be available in some areas, please contact us for more information.
To register an interest in the NPQH please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.