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Our Teaching School alliance is committed to developing future leaders that are highly effective in what they do. There are a number of opportunities to provide professional development for leaders.

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership 

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is a qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement and will give you the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to be a highly effective senior leader.

You can control the pace and focus of your study by completing the work in a timeframe that suits you, with the freedom to specialise and develop your own professional areas of interest.

Please note that funding is finite and will be allocated by the DfE on a first come, first served basis so it will be beneficial to apply early.

All teachers and leaders are entitled to this funding as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.   The requirement is for your school to be located in a ‘category 5 or 6 area’ - see list of priority areas below.

We are in the process of finalising dates with a view to commencing the NPQSL programme towards the end of September 2018.  As soon as further details become available, we will be in touch.

Please email Trish O'Malley p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to reserve your place.

Developing Skills for Middle Leadership 

The Developing Skills for Middle Leadership (DSML) programme offers the opportunity for middle leaders to develop their leadership skills in a way that best meets their needs. The programme is suitable for both existing middle leaders and those new to a middle leadership post, as well as for aspirant middle leaders.  

Over the course of the programme, you will work in mixed cross-phase groups over a 10-month period, in face-to-face sessions and through individual learning in your school.   You will also have access to a learning coach who will support your learning throughout the programme.

We are in the process of finalising dates with a view to commencing the DSML programme towards the end of November 2018.  As soon as further details become available, we will be in touch.

Cost: £550 per person

Please email Trish O'Malley p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to reserve your place.