NPQSL: Cohort 20/21
Welcome to our 20/21 National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders cohort. We are delighted that you will be joining us on your leadership journey.
Facilitation and Support Team
Sayle Donativo | Teaching School Coordinator
Emmanuel Ajoku | Lead Facilitator
Lisa Hawkins | Lead facilitator
Gemma Marks | Director of Teaching School
Dates, times and locations of training sessions
|Welcome||Online||Tuesday October 6th 2020||16:00-18:00|
|Session 1||Online||Tuesday 17th November 2020||15:30–18:30|
|Session 2||Online||Tuesday December 1st 2020||15:30–18:30|
|Session 3||Online||Tuesday 19th January 2021||15:30–18:30|
|Guest Speaker - Katherine Walsh||Webinar||The Role of the SENDCo||16:00 - 18:00|
|Session 4||Online||Tuesday 23rd February 2021||15:30–18:30|
|Session 5||Online||Tuesday 23rd March 2021||15:30–18:30|
|Session 6||Online||Tuesday 13th April 2021||15:30–18:30|
|Session 7||Online||Tuesday 27th April 2021||15:30–18:30|
|Session 8||Online||Tuesday 25th May 2021||15:30–18:30|
|Session 9||Online||Tuesday 8th June 2021||15:30–18:30|
- Online sessions will be delivered via Zoom.
- Face-to-face sessions will be delivered at Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, NN18 8LA (unless government guidance restricts this due to COVID-19).
|1:1 Zoom assessment surgery||Setting up your project||Participant & mentors||January/ February 2021|
|1:1 Zoom assessment surgery||Preparing for submission||Participant & mentors||November 2021|
|Submission document check window||Ensuring project is ready to submit. Checking all of your documents are present and labelled correctly.||-||March 2022|
Dates will be confirmed closer to the time.
Suggested Project timeline
Below is a suggested guide for you to follow to meet a timely and successful project.
Lead an improvement project across your school, lasting at least 2 terms to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment (part A) and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching (part B).
Autumn/Winter Term 2021
- Programme starts
- Complete your 360 review
- Complete your project plan
- Make appropriate plans to start your project
- Attend project setup assessment surgery
Spring Term 2021
- Start your improvement project (start of term)
Summer Term 2021
- Complete your improvement project (end of term)
Autumn Term 2021
- Complete a written account of your project covering the design, implementation and evaluation of the project.
- Submit your assignment and supporting documents.
The Assessment Process & Deadlines
|Programme start||6th October 2020|
|Programme end||6th October 2021|
|Assessment submission deadline||6th October 2021|
|Outcome release||January 2022|
If you submit an on-time submission adhering to the timeline above and receive an unsuccessful outcome, you will have one further opportunity to resubmit.
Please talk to the team at the earliest convenience to discuss your project if you are experiencing difficulties. We have a very small window for extensions due to the NPQ license expiry (see below).
NPQ License Expiry
The current NPQ licence expires on 31.08.22 and all activity delivered under this licence (including assessment and awarding processes) must be completed by this date. This means that the last opportunity to re-submit your assignment is May 2022.