Those leading teaching have the potential to cultivate high expectations across the school and enable all pupil needs to be met.
With influence over classroom practice, curriculum and pedagogy as well as professional development and implementation, leaders of teaching play a vital role in school improvement.
The National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) is aimed at teachers who lead, or aspire to lead, teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. Responsibilities may include managing a team of teachers and supporting effective teaching across a school.
The programme will use ‘see it, name it, do it’ as an organisational structure for scaffolding learning to the point of mastery. The model is a highly applied and personalised approach coined by the internationally renowned Leverage Leadership Institute.
- See it: The approach goes beyond theory by using current, real-life models of exemplary practice
- Name it: By identifying features of exemplary practice, the invisible is made visible. Participants reflect on their current practice and name their ‘gaps’
- Do it: Participants are guided through implementation planning with time for practice, peer feedback and the use of gap tasks. As part of formative assessment, participants then ‘fix their gaps’ by applying their learning in school.
EMBEDDED ASSESSMENT PRACTICE
Opportunities to ‘do it’, through practice and planning give the best chance of successful implementation and lead to rapid school improvement. Application of learning provides regular practice opportunities for final scenario-based assessment.
The programme is made up of a blend of synchronous and asynchronous, in-person, online and self-study components. You can find more details on the dedicated programme pages below: