National Professional Qualifications 2017 - 2020

Please select from NPQML, NPQSL & NPQH:

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

We are part of the Ambition NPQ Alliance, delivering National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in partnership with Ambition Institute, the graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders.


We design, manage and deliver a bespoke NPQML offer around the core NPQ curricula, content and resources that Ambition Institute provides. Ambition Institute also provides facilitator training and quality assurance to help us deliver the best possible development to participants. Ambition Institute, as the accredited licence holder, is also responsible for the assessment of all NPQ submissions.


You can find out more about Ambition Institute, the Alliance and its outcomes by visiting their website.

We work closely with Ambition Institute to ensure our offer meets
all the requirements and metrics as set out by the Department for Education in the NPQ Quality Framework and the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework.

This programme is designed to increase the confidence, capability and impact of aspiring and serving middle leaders.

The course will empower participants to proactively develop a strong network to support them in their first steps in leadership.

Participants will be assessed through a written assignment to ensure that they have reached the qualification requirements plus a viva interview to assess them against the more challenging Ambition bar.

The course will have six areas of focus:

  • Strategy and improvement
  • Teaching and curriculum excellence
  • Leading with impact
  • Working in partnership
  • Managing resources
  • Risks and increasing capability

Workshops will include a mixture of theoretical input and also case studies and interactive discussion amongst the group. Delegates will be directed to a bank of online resources that will supplement and enhance learning in preparation for the written assessment.

Participants are required to lead an improvement project in their team, lasting at least two terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team

This programme is ideal for:

Those currently in middle leadership roles, or teachers who are:

  • Likely to be in a middle leadership role in the next 12-18 months
  • Have completed at least one year of full-time teaching

Duration and location:

This programme is usually delivered over 6 x half-day sessions over the course of a school year. It can be delivered centrally or regionally, dependent on cohort sizes.

Policies: 

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National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

We are part of the Ambition NPQ Alliance, delivering National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in partnership with Ambition Institute, the graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders.

We design, manage and deliver a bespoke NPQSL offer around the core NPQ curricula, content and resources that Ambition Institute provides. Ambition Institute also provides facilitator training and quality assurance to help us deliver the best possible development to participants. Ambition Institute, as the accredited licence holder, is also responsible for the assessment of all NPQ submissions.

You can find out more about Ambition Institute, the Alliance and its outcomes by visiting their website.

We work closely with Ambition Institute to ensure our offer meets
all the requirements and metrics as set out by the Department for Education in the NPQ Quality Framework and the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework.

The main focus of this programme is the participant’s own leadership development, including how to make best use of tasks and tools to make the transition to senior leadership.

Participants will be assessed through a written assignment to ensure that they have reached the qualification requirements plus a viva interview to assess them against the more challenging Ambition bar.

The programme will consist of a series of training sessions, along with pre- and post-reading and an in-school impact project.

The training sessions will include the following five core areas:

  • Self-development and stepping up into senior leadership
  • Strategic leadership using data
  • Leadership of whole-school CPD
  • Teaching and learning improvements
  • Horizon scanning and looking to the future

Participants will need to lead an improvement project across their school, lasting at least two terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching.

This programme is ideal for:

  • Middle leaders who are aspiring to senior leadership
  • Those likely to be in a senior leadership role in the next 12-18 months
  • Those who have completed at least one year at a middle leadership level
  • Those who may have served on an extended SLT

Duration and location:

The programme consists of 6 x full-day sessions (plus a celebration event) over a 12-18 month period. It can be delivered centrally or regionally, dependent on cohort sizes.

Policies: 

To view all policies please click here

Unfortunately due to the COVID19 pandemic TKAT will not be in a position to run new NPQSL cohorts in the 2020 - 2021 academic year.

 

National Professional Qualification for headteachers (NPQH)

We are part of the Ambition NPQ Alliance, delivering National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in partnership with Ambition Institute, the graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders.


We design, manage and deliver a bespoke NPQH offer around the core NPQ curricula, content and resources that Ambition Institute provides. Ambition Institute also provides facilitator training and quality assurance to help us deliver the best possible development to participants. Ambition Institute, as the accredited licence holder, is also responsible for the assessment of all NPQ submissions.


You can find out more about Ambition Institute, the Alliance and its outcomes by visiting their website.

We work closely with Ambition Institute to ensure our offer meets
all the requirements and metrics as set out by the Department for Education in the NPQ Quality Framework and the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework.

This programme is designed to enable participants to increase their confidence and capability in the core skills and responsibilities of an effective school leader.

The course will empower participants to develop a strong network to support them as Headteachers. Participants will be assessed through a written assignment to ensure they have reached the qualification requirements, plus a viva interview to assess them against the more challenging Ambition bar.

The programme comprises a series of training sessions, along with pre and post-reading, a nine-day school placement and an in-school impact project.

OVERVIEW OF SESSIONS:

  • School self-evaluation and school improvement planning
  • School culture and vision
  • Operational management of school including finance and HR
  • Teaching, learning and curriculum
  • Pastoral leadership

Sessions will include six core areas:

  • Leadership skills for Headteachers
  • School self-evaluation and school improvement planning
  • School culture and vision
  • Operational management of school including finance and HR
  • Teaching, learning and curriculum
  • Pastoral leadership

The project element is in two parts; delegates must:

1) Lead a change programme at whole-school level, lasting at least two terms, to improve pupil progress and attainment.

2) Undertake a placement in a contrasting school (for example, by performance, pupil profile, geography) lasting at least nine working days.

This programme is ideal for: Deputy Heads aspiring to Headship, and Deputy, Assistant or Associate Headteachers

Duration and location: 6 full-day sessions over a 12-18 month period, from a central location.

Policies: 

To view all policies please click here

Unfortunately due to the COVID19 pandemic TKAT will not be in a position to run new NPQH cohorts in the 2020 - 2021 academic year.

 

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