National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership

National Professional Qualification in Senior LeadershipProfessional learning: designed and delivered to meet the needs of Special Schools leaders across the North East.

Event Details

Starting November 2019

How will the NPQSL benefit you?

The Sunningdale Teaching School Alliance is offering the new reformed NPQSL – designed to support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school. There are many challenges and opportunities working within North East Special Schools. This qualification will provide you with a deeper insight into leadership within the Special Schools’ context.

Who is it for?

NPQSL has been developed for leaders who are leading beyond a team with the responsibilities and accountabilities associated with a senior leadership role and for those middle leaders ambitious to achieve promotion.

Course content includes:

Face to Face Day 1


Senior Leadership, Strategy and Improvement, Leading Change
Face to Face Day 2


Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
Face to Face Day 3 Leadership Conference – Directional Leadership


Face to Face Day 4
Senior Leadership, Managing Resources and Risks, Increasing Capability
School improvement project Ongoing throughout the two term programme leading to final assessment


Online Learning, plus 360 Review


Modules – Working in Partnership and Leading with Impact,

Leadership 360 Diagnostic review



The cost of NPQSL for Sunningdale Teaching School participants is £750 (with final assessment), which includes a Teaching School subsidy.


Please register your details on our website:


To find out more or to express your interest in this nationally recognised Senior Leadership programme contact:

Anna Herdman 01207 520424 / Email:



Year Around Event (2019)


Sunningdale School

Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, SR3 4HA


Sunningdale SenHub

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