Leading Impact - NPQSL
Leading Impact strikes a delicate balance: it is at once personalised, so I can target my individual development needs, whilst remaining broad enough in scope to allow me to learn from colleagues, who form a network of support. Rigour and inspiration are found in equal measure in the purposeful, engaging and, at times, eye-opening course content, wider reading and facilitated sessions. In these sessions, experienced facilitators challenge each participant to move beyond their comfort zone, develop their leadership skills and knowledge and make the most of each and every opportunity. I have found Leading Impact to be useful and enjoyable; I would recommend it to any senior leader or aspiring senior leader.
Middle Leader, Secondary
The facilitators are approachable, knowledgeable and interesting. Being able to discuss concepts and work alongside professionals from various parts of the country makes group discussions diverse and insightful. The workshop content is planned with just the right balance between participation, reflection and valuable tips from experienced senior leaders. Planning my Impact Initiative was the hardest part, but being able to get feedback from other professionals and discuss my project with the other participants means I have never felt overwhelmed, only supported. This course is a fantastic opportunity to develop as senior leaders in an encouraging, reflective and engaging environment.
Middle Leader, Primary
The Leading Impact programme offers us an opportunity to develop the skills of our senior teachers and emerging leaders in a consistent way across the network this academic year. We started our programme in September 2012 and 18 of our senior leaders, identified by their headteachers, enrolled on the course. As a group it is useful for us to have so much of our emerging talent all in one room, working together, sharing best practice and establishing more links between our schools.
Reflecting on the first two sessions, trainees found the content to be relevant, impactful, inspiring and are eagerly awaiting follow up sessions in the programme! The Future Leaders Trust have been responsive to our desire to contribute to lead sessions and develop content specific to our needs, all the while ensuring the flow with other components of the programme. We look forward to future sessions in this development programme.
Learning & Development Director, National Academy Group
Leading Impact - NPQSL is the National College for Teaching and Leadership accredited programme offered by The Future Leaders Trust. This is for current or aspiring senior leaders who are looking to improve their practice and develop on their journey to senior leadership.
We have drawn on our experience of training leaders for challenging schools to develop a stimulating and engaging programme. We are the only NPQSL provider which focuses on closing the achievement gap.
What our trainees have said about us:
“Again, another insightful training session - backed up by real life examples (easy to relate to).”
“Just so inspiring, clearly well planned, and challenging questions to provoke reflection and awareness.”
Fast pace. Group activities and discussion led to excellent learning and enjoyment of the day.”
“The presentation from Karen was particularly powerful in pulling this learning together.”
What does Leading Impact - NPQSL include?
- 40+ hours of face-to-face workshops. Click here for more information on modules and workshops
- Assessment tools for targeting development areas
- Maximum of 25 participants per session
- Delivery by exceptional facilitators who have delivered impact in challenging schools
- National College for Teaching and Leadership accredited NPQSL qualification on successful completion
How is Leading Impact - NPQSL assessed?
Leading Impact - NPQSL assessment will be based on progress throughout the course as measured against the National College competencies; impact delivered in school through the in-school task (Leading a school improvement priority across the school); and completion of course elements. Once the course is complete, trainees will apply to the assessing body EMLC to submit their work showing evidence of drawing on current research to develop and deliver the impact. Successful assessment will result in the National College accredited NPQSL qualification.
What are the other benefits?
Trainees on Leading Impact – NPQSL have a different selection route for the flagship Future Leaders programme, enabling them to draw on their learning on the Leading Impact programme. Details of how to apply will be provided during the course of the programme. For further information about this please see here
You will receive free Associate Future Leader (AFL) status for the duration of the course; this provides the opportunity to access our network. At the end of the programme you will be offered continued AFL status for a yearly membership fee.
What is the cost?
Leading Impact - NPQSL is £1500. The National College provides a limited number of scholarships of up to £158 (2014 rate), which we will distribute on a first-come, first-served basis. You can pay directly for completing Leading Impact, or your school can sponsor you. If you are paying yourself, you will still need the full support of your school to attend the workshops and complete the required in-school work.
How do I register?
Registration is on a rolling basis with programmes starting throughout the year in each region according to registration numbers. Where numbers are not sufficient in your region, you will be offered a place in an alternative region. To register for the next available cohort please click on the link below.
If you have any questions about Leading Impact - NPQSL, please contact us on 0800 009 4142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.