About the NPQML


The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership is a continuous professional development programme which aims to develop leadership capacity in schools. Kingsmeadow Community School is pleased to offer the fully-accredited DfE NPQML, in partnership with SSAT. We are currently welcoming applications from teaching colleagues in our community to join the January - October 2020 leadership training cohort.  


The NPQML is suitable for current and aspiring middle leaders across all phases, including subject leaders, key stage coordinators, pastoral leads and SENDCos. It supports participants in developing knowledge and skills across six content areas:


  • Teaching and curriculum excellence 

  • Strategy and improvement

  • Leading with impact

  • Working in partnership 

  • Managing risks 

  • Increasing capability


The NPQML offers a flexible, modular approach. Participants attend twelve sessions of face-to-face training, as well as carrying out intersessional self-guided study, engaging with online platforms and completing a workplace learning and improvement project. A written report is submitted for external assessment. at the end of the course.


Each training session will be delivered at Kingsmeadow Community School, on Thursdays, between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. 

Course Programme





























































Introduction to the NPQML

16th January 2020

Vision, Values and Moral Purpose

30th January 2020

Leading and Managing Innovation and Change

13th February 2020

Managing Resources and Risks

5th March 2020

Data Analysis for Performance and Progress

19th March 2020

Evidence-based Teaching and Learning

30th April 2020

Leading Strategic Improvement

4th June 2020

Developing Your Leadership Approach

18th June 2020

Building a High-performance Team

9th July 2020

Support and Challenge: Holding Yourself and Others to Account

16th July 2020

Developing yourself and Others

1st October 2020

Collaboration and Partnership

15th October 2020

Assignments will be submitted for external assessment in March 2021.



We are pleased to be able to offer NPQML training at the reduced cost of £475 per participant, including the assessment fee. This is a significantly discounted rate, supporting development opportunities for our colleagues in primary and secondary partner schools, local authority schools and Schools North East network schools.



Application forms can be downloaded HERE.

Please return completed and signed applications to lead facilitator Amy Douglas via email at by the deadline of Wednesday 18th December 2019

Market Lane, Gateshead NE11 9NX, UK