Curriculum Delivery Structure-

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders



Module Title

Session Overview

Term 1



  • Programme requirements and expectations
  • Module overview
  • Blended learning approach
  • Introduction to facilitator(s) & team
Term 1



Action Planning Workshop
  • Support scoping school improvement task
  • Guidance to create a robust action plan
  • Identify monitoring cycle and key milestones
  • Examining evaluation techniques
Term 1


(Full day)

Leading Change for Improvement
  • How organisations change to improve
  • The characteristics of successful and unsuccessful change programmes
  • Leadership and management processes and tools that support change in schools
  • Professional qualities of effective leadership in changing situations
Term 2


(Full day)

Leading Teaching (Day 1)
  • Principles, models and practice of effective teaching and learning
  • How to identify outstanding teaching and learning
  • Leadership strategies to influence and improve the quality of teaching
Term 2


(Full day)

Leading Teaching (Day 2)
  • Leadership and management strategies for achieving high standards of pupil behavior
  • How to analyse and use performance data
  • How to achieve and maintain high-quality subject specialism within the team
Term 2


(Full day)

Managing Systems and Processes (Day 1)
  • The principles, theories and models of leadership and management
  • Effective management structures, systems and processes
  • strategic and improvement planning
  • Project management
Term 3


(Full day)

Managing Systems and Processes (Day 2)


  • Managing resources, including financial management
  • Communication and meetings
  • Securing pupil engagement through behavior management and attendance
  • Aspects of safeguarding, health and safety legislation and child protection
Term 3


(Full day)

Leading an Effective Team and Developing Staff
  • Characteristics of an effective team
  • Characteristics of leadership that inspires, motivates and gains commitment from staff
  • Teacher appraisal regulations and systems
  • Professional development opportunities and their impact
Term 3


(Full day)

Final Assessment Support Day
  • Recap on requirements for NPQML final assessment
  • Recap on competencies tested at final assessment
  • Registration with EMLC
  • Dedicated time for final assessment write-up