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. This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Director of a Teacher School Alliance (TSA).


The 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.

We will tailor the programme to meet your particular priorities through your choice of  in-school project

It is expected participants will complete the programme within 12 months

Location – Greenbank High School, Hastings Rd, Southport PR8 2LT


Session Module Date Time
Launch Day Your Leadership Journey 18th January 2018 9.00am to 4.30pm
Session 1 Strategic Leadership for Improvement and Impact 12th March 2018 9.00am to 4.30pm
Session 2 Teaching and Curriculum Excellence 24th May 2018 9.00am to 4.30pm
Session 3 Working in Partnership and Increasing Capability Jun / July –  Date to be Confirmed 9.00am to 4.30pm

For further details regarding the programme download the following:  NPQSL-2017-18-Information-Session-NEW

To register for the NPQ Courses Click Here

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Reducing Workload.

An Evidence Based Approach

The conference will not only demonstrate strategies that have effectively helped to reduce workload but also had measurable impact on student outcomes.
It would be great if a member of your staff could attend and hear some fantastic speakers including:


  Our own staff will also be delivering several workshops into the research trials that they have been conducting this year in an attempt to reduce workload throughout the school.

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Innovation Project

In September we will also be looking for a group of schools to work with us on pilot research projects called the Innovation Project. These projects have shown the potential for having a big impact on student progress in small trials that we have conducted and we would like to test them in a wider context. They include:

  • Direct instruction of vocabulary
  • Spacing in mathematics
  • Flash marking in English.
Expression of Interest
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Launch Information Event –

Tuesday 27th June 2017 @ 5.30pm –

Meols Cop High School.

Meols Cop High School, a recently designated EEF Research School, will be delivering a unique CPD opportunity for middle leaders looking to take the next step into senior leadership within the next two years.

The programme covers the following:

  •  Self awareness
  •  How to motivate, influence and delegate
  •  Impact of different leadership styles
  •  Traits of successful leaders
  •  Holding colleagues to account
  •  Leading effective change

Source: Moving into Senior Leadership – 2017/18

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Meols Cop High School, a designated EEF Research School, will be holding a unique opportunity to find out about how an evidence based approach, rooted in effective educational research, can help to reduce workload in schools.The conference will not only demonstrate strategies that have effectively helped to reduce workload but also had measurable impact on student outcomes.There will be opportunities to listen and ask questions of practitioners who have developed their own evidence based approaches.

Source: Reducing Workload – “An Evidence based Approach” Conference – 29th June 2017