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Posted on: October 26th 2017

The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) is a new national qualification for anyone aspiring to lead more than one school.

The Aspiring Leaders approach uses the Harris Federation Multi Academy Trust (MAT) as a case study for successful leadership across a group of schools. The programme draws on the leadership expertise of Harris executive leaders and directors and from other successful MATs from across the country.

This practical, hands-on programme is led by the Harris Federation CEO, Sir Daniel Moynihan, and Executive Principals, each with outstanding track records of leading multiple schools successfully. Leaders share their experiences of executive leadership, explaining the key challenges involved in leading multiple schools. They show case different approaches to maximising resources and maintaining collaboration between schools to ensure that all schools improve student outcomes effectively under one executive leader.

Because we use experienced practitioners to deliver all face-to-face training sessions, you will develop a good understanding of the accountabilities and responsibilities that make up the different leadership roles. Facilitators role model how to execute leadership roles effectively for impact, sharing their challenges and achievements.

You will have opportunities to visit a range of school settings, including primary, secondary, faith and private schools, providing a greater understanding of education and leadership. This helps to challenge existing practices and ways of working and will inspire new ideas for you to take back to your own schools.

You will also learn from evidence-based practices used in other schools to achieve rapid transformation. You will have access to a number of different models to inform your own leadership development projects for the final assessment.

Finally, by choosing an experienced leader or former NPQ participant as a coach or mentor to gain further support and guidance on your learning journey, you will be able to take full advantage of the range of expertise available through the programme network.

The Harris Federation Teaching School is licensed to run a range of Aspiring Leaders programmes, led by some of the most talented Principals in the country and delivered by high-performing Principals, middle and senior leaders with exceptional track records. Our leaders have a wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced in improving outcomes for pupils and students. 

Click here to apply for the NPQEL, or contact the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance on / 0208 253 7787 for more information.