We are delighted to offer the NPQML to all colleagues in the local Tandridge area. The NPQML is designed to support participants to become highly effective middle leaders, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive and inspire successful team performance and improve outcomes for pupils.

Since 2013 the Surrey Teaching Schools Network has run the national leadership programmes for over 1100 leaders. It is committed to developing outstanding leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve educational outcomes for young people. Feedback from the leadership programmes has been overwhelmingly positive. Many participants say that their experiences on the course have helped them to secure promotion.

The following details provide an outline of the eligibility criteria, content and assessment of the NPQML.

Who Can Apply?

Those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team including key stage/subject curriculum leaders, heads of department and pastoral leaders.
Those who are, or are aspiring to be, a middle leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).



The programme comprises 4 half day face-to-face events, 6 weeks of online learning and the opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of practising school leaders from a variety of backgrounds and educational contexts.

The programme will be run over a twelve month period; participants will be expected to complete the assessment at the end of this time.

Each unit is complemented by a two week online course which is delivered by a team of expert online tutors.

There are six areas of learning which will be delivered through three discrete units:

Strategy and Improvement/ Leading with impact

Teaching and Curriculum Excellence /Increasing Capability

Managing Resources and Risks / Working in Partnership