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Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership (STEP)

Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership (STEP) are supporting leadership development through the new TShub. The Alliance of Leading Learning (ALL) is pleased to announce they will be working in partnership with previous local NPQ deliverers Salop and Severn to deliver quality NPQs across Shropshire and Telford.

We will be working with the Leadership Learning South East (LLSE) licence on continued bespoke professional learning for our leaders building of the established provision of NPQs in our local area.

Registrations are now open. To secure you place on one of the programmes for the new suite of NPQs please go to our website Click Here

The Programmes

If you are interested in receiving high quality training to develop your middle and senior leaders then please consider enrolling on one of the following programmes:

NEW SPECIALIST NPQs

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) 

The NPQLTD is available for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. This may be responsibility for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or ECTs.  

The aim of the NPQLTD is to provide teachers with essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful leadership of teacher development. 

Following completion of the NPQLTD, participants will have covered the four areas:  

  • Teaching 
  • Designing Effective Professional Development 
  • Delivering Effective Professional Development 
  • Implementation 

Read the full Leading Teacher Development framework here. 

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture 

The NPQLBC is available for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school. 

The aim of the NPQLBC is to provide evidence which underpins successful leadership of behaviour and culture and provides participants with an understanding of how to put new approaches into practice.  

Following completion of the NPQLBC, participants will have covered the following six areas: 

  • Teaching 
  • School Culture 
  • Enabling Conditions for Good Behaviour 
  • Complex Behavioural Needs 
  • Professional Development 
  • Implementation 
     

Read the full Leading Behaviour and Culture framework here. 
 

NPQ in Leading Teaching 

The NPQLT is available for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. 

The aim of the NPQLT is to provide the participant with expertise and approaches that, through working with their colleagues, enable their school to keep improving, and contribute to a culture in which staff and pupils are all able to thrive.  

Following completion of the NPQLT, participants will have covered the following nine areas: 

  • Teaching 
  • School Culture 
  • How Pupils Learn 
  • Subject and Curriculum 
  • Classroom Practice 
  • Adaptive Teaching 
  • Assessment 
  • Professional Development 
  • Implementation 

Read the full Leading Teaching framework here. 
 

NPQ in Senior Leadership 

The NPQSL is available for teachers who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. 

The aim of the NPQSL is to enable participants to develop the relevant expertise and provide approaches to enable continuous improvement across the school.  

Following completion of the NPQSL, participants will have covered the following ten areas: 

  • School Culture 
  • Teaching 
  • Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • Professional Development 
  • Organisation Management 
  • Implementation 
  • Working in Partnership 
  • Governance and Accountability 

Read the full Senior Leadership framework here. 

NPQ in Headship 

The NPQH is available for those who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school; or for those who are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school and are in the first 24 months of headship. 

The aim of the NPQH is to enable participants to gain an understanding of the expertise and approaches required to set an ambitious vision for their school, as well as learning how to establish a culture where staff and pupils can thrive. 

Following completion of the NPQSL, participants will have covered the following ten areas: 

  • School Culture 
  • Teaching 
  • Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • Professional Development 
  • Organisational Management 
  • Implementation 
  • Working in Partnership 
  • Governance and Accountability 

Read the full Headship framework here. 

NPQ in Executive Leadership 

The NPQEL is available for those who are, or are aspiring to be, and executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.  

The aim of the NPQEL is to develop flexible expertise than participants can use to respond to challenges in a range of contexts, as well as being able to identify and address persistent and common school leadership challenges.
 

Following completion of the NPQSL, participants will have covered the following ten areas: 

  • Trust Culture 
  • Teaching 
  • Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • Professional Development 
  • Organisation Management 
  • Implementation 
  • Working in Partnership 
  • Governance and Accountability 

Read the full Executive Leadership framework here. 

LENGTH AND CONTENT

Programmes are being launched in February 2022 and last between 12-18 months with a face-to-face session, online content and formative and end of programme summative assessment.  Summative assessment takes the form of a 1500-word response to a case study, completed in a single 8-day window at the end of your programme. The assessment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you would deploy the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through the NPQ to lead and implement a specific aspect of change. Please click here for additional information

 

Funding

As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2 June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament. 
 

Teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England will be able to access a fully funded NPQ from Autumn 2021, to support teachers and pupils following the disruption to learning faced as a result of COVID-19. 
 

Access to funding remains conditional on successful validation of participants’ registration information against Teaching Regulation Agency records, so you must ensure that the information supplied to your NPQ provider matches your teacher record. You can check and update your record via the Teaching Regulation Agency’ Teacher Self-Service Portal

Why choose STEP as your local NPQ provider?

To make an informed choice you need to ask:

  1. Is this led by an established current licence provider with a tangible record of success both nationally and internationally?
  1. Is this supported by the robust infrastructure of the new Teaching School Hub for Shropshire and Telford?
  1. Are the facilitators delivering the programme exemplary school leaders who are highly skilled and quality assured in the advanced facilitation competencies?
  1. Do they work with an extended partnership beyond the school network to ensure the training is world class?
  1. Will they provide a credible professional learning journey beyond the NPQ through a range of programmes available at every level?
  1. Will they deliver cutting edge leadership programmes underpinned by national and international research?
  1. Will they provide value for money and invest in quality face to face training, on line support and additional support sessions?                                                                                                                                                         
  2. Have they got evidence of real impact back in the workplace?                                      
  1. Do they invest in the learning experience of the individual through flexible opportunities to access training locally, with the NPQH and NPQEL being delivered through quality hotel residentials?
  1. Do they have an excellent reputation for customer care and treat you as an individual –supporting and tracking your progress and offering support and guidance when needed?
  1. Does feedback bear testament to a high quality professional learning experience and one that past and present participants  would recommend to a professional colleague.

At the “Alliance of Leading Learning” we are confident the answer to these questions is a resounding “YES”!

Still not sure?

  • We bring you local delivery by exemplary local leaders
  • We have a highly experienced expert facilitation team who bring the content to life through engaging face-to-face delivery
  • Our delivery is monitored by Quality assurance processes ensuring that participants receive excellent support and guidance
  • We have a dedicated team who are on hand to respond to phone calls and emails

Don’t take our word for it…

Here is what previous participants say:

“If every teacher could spend 5 days of training with these experts, it would revolutionise education in our country!”

“It was a truly inspiring course. The facilitators were knowledgeable and authentic. I feel that every area of my leadership has been challenged and I have already begun to make changes.”

The DfE Quality Assurance Agent said of The Alliance of Leading Learning:

"Team working, with a very strong moral purpose, and the use of participant feedback that drives continuous improvement."

"Accessibility and responsiveness of the Core Team which provides highly effective support to participants."

 

Delivery in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin

NPQLT/ NPQBC / NPQLTD / NPQSL  programmes will be delivered locally in Shropshire and Telford with sessions being no further than an hour from your school.  We may expand delivery subject to demand.

The NPQH and NPQEL will continue to be delivered centrally as residentials at a quality 4 – star hotel in Nantwich – with easy access from both the M6 and Crewe station.

 

click here for more information or to register.

 

Contact

If you have any queries please contact:

Gemma Hargreaves, NPQ Strategic Lead

Email: Hargreaves.g@leadinglearning.co.uk

Telephone: 01691 664445