ELIGIBILITY FOR NPQML
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership is suited to:
- Aspiring middle leaders
- Recently appointed middle leaders
- Curriculum team leaders
- Year group/key stage leaders
- Pastoral leaders
- Aspiring SLEs
Applications must be supported by your Headteacher.
THE NPQML COURSE
The WAM NPQML course includes online learning and 6 face-to-face days, which is double the number that many other providers are offering.
In addition to this, we provide a twilight focused on the writing of the assignment, so that candidates understand the quality required in the written submission.
We strongly believe that while online, self-directed learning plays a valuable part in professional development, it's essential for professionals to have as many collaborative learning opportunities as possible. Every face-to-face session will be delivered by a practising leader from the local area.
Each face to face day will focus on one of the 6 content areas:
- Strategy and Improvement
- Teaching & Curriculum Excellence
- Leading with Impact
- Working in Partnership
- Managing Resources and Risks
- Increasing Capability
In total, 50 hours of learning will take place, per content area:
- 6 hours face-to-face contact with facilitators
- 10 hours online learning and personal research and reading
- 3 hours in-school coaching
- 2 hours structured reflection
- 29 hours on-the-job leadership training (work towards assessment project)
During the course, participants will complete a project and after around 13-14 months this will be submitted.
The project will focus on 'Working with my team to a) improve pupil progress and attainment and b) team capability' and the written assignment will total 4,500 words over the two parts.
All face-to-face days take place at the Teaching and Leadership Centre at Chepping View Primary Academy in High Wycombe.
The next application round for NPQML is open until December 12th, ready for a January 2020 start.
Please return applications to Donna Bunt, Teaching School Administrator- email@example.com
COST OF THE COURSE
The total, standard cost of the programme is £950 + VAT with no hidden extra costs for assessment. This is part-funded by our Teaching School Grant. For details of some of the additional discounts available, please see the table below.
|One participant from a school with 101+ pupils||n/a||£950 + VAT|
|Two or more participants from a school/MAT with 101+ pupils||15%||£808 + VAT per person|
|Participants from schools with 100 or fewer pupils/ FOSS members||20%||£760 + VAT per person|
|Participants from schools with 30%+ Free School Meals Eligibility||20%||£760 + VAT per person|
|Participants from independent schools||n/a||£1200 + VAT per person|
|Participants from schools in 'Category 5' or 'Category 6' local authorities||100%||£950 funded by DfE|
|Participants from schools which are part of a MAT or Diocese which has at least one school in a 'Category 5' or 'Category 6' local authorities||100%||£950 funded by DfE|
Participants from Category 5 or 6 authorities can have fully funded (by the DfE) NPQ places. The nearest local authorities to WAM TS Alliance, which are designated as Category 5 or 6, are: Reading, Bracknell, Luton and Milton Keynes. However, schools in Bucks who are under the Oxford Diocese are also eligible for funded places. Funding for staff in those areas and staff working in Mat or Diocese schools which have at least one school in a Category 5/6 area anywhere in the country is paid by the DfE direct to us (subject to the allocated funds remaining available). If you are not sure if your school is eligible, please contact Victoria Morris on the details below. The DfE have now advised that this funding is expected to last until January 20202 only, but is being reviewed regularly.
For any enquiries about the programme, please contact Victoria Morris- 01494 535564 firstname.lastname@example.org