Ambition Institute (NPQs)

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We are proud to be part of the Ambition NPQ Alliance, delivering National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in partnership with Ambition Institute, the graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders.

We design, manage and deliver a bespoke NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH offer around the core NPQ curricula, content and resources that Ambition Institute provides. Ambition Institute also provides facilitator training and quality assurance to help us deliver the best possible development to participants. Ambition Institute, as the accredited licence holder, is also responsible for the assessment of all NPQ submissions.

You can find out more about Ambition Institute, the Alliance and its outcomes by visiting their website.

We work closely with Ambition Institute to ensure our offer meets all the requirements and metrics as set out by the Department for Education in the NPQ Quality Framework and the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework.

We deliver the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), in partnership with Ambition Institute.

Each NPQ – regardless of level – covers seven leadership behaviours and six competencies:

Leadership behaviours:

Competencies:

• Commitment

• Collaboration

• Personal drive

• Resilience
• Awareness
• Integrity

• Respect

• Strategy and Improvement

• Leading with Impact

• Teaching and Curriculum Excellence

• Managing Resources and Risk

• Working in Partnership

• Building Capacity

In order to complete your chosen NPQ you will be required to:

  • Attend all training sessions and any other requirements set out by the provider.
  • Complete an in-school project and submit a write-up of this project (showing how, through completion of this project, you have evidenced the required competencies and behaviours).

– This project must last for at least two terms.

– The NPQML and NPQSL require completion of one project only, whilst the NPQH requires the completion of two projects.

– For the NPQH one of these projects must be completed over a nine-day placement in a contrasting school.

– You must submit your write-up and all evidence by December 2021.

Please see the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework for more detail about your chosen NPQ, including assignments and placements.

To support you in the completion of your chosen NPQ our offer includes as standard:

  • Expert-designed curriculum, content and resources which align to the required leadership behaviours and competencies, provided by Ambition Institute
  • Minimum 18 hours of online, facilitated training delivered over at least two terms (but no more than 18 months)
  • Two 360° reviews (at the beginning and end of the programme)
  • Option of a Viva
  • A network of peers and relevant experts
  • Assessment support and full assessment of your final submission
  • Trained and quality assured facilitators of whom at least 50% are serving school leaders

Our NPQML

Delivered in partnership with Ambition Institute

Programme structure and components: 6 online sessions (afternoons)

Programme duration: December 2020 – July 2021 (assessment due December 2021)

Type and hours of study: approximately 30 hours

Eligibility and application process and timelines: apply by October 2020

Cost of programme including assessment: £510 per internal participant

Cohort size: 18 – 25

Dates, times and locations of training sessions: (Tuesdays) 01.12.20, 26.01.21, 23.02.21, 23.03.21, 25.05.21 and 06.07.21

Our NPQSL

Delivered in partnership with Ambition Institute

Programme structure and components: 9 online sessions (afternoons)

Programme duration: December 2020 – July 2021 (assessment due December 2021)

Type and hours of study: approximately 45 hours

Eligibility and application process and timelines: apply by October 2020

Cost of programme including assessment: £520 per internal participant

Cohort size: 18 – 25

Dates, times and locations of training sessions: (Wednesdays) 16.12.20, 20.01.21, 10.02.21, 03.03.21, 24.03.21, 28.04.21, 16.06.21, 30.06.21 and 14.07.21

Our NPQH

Delivered in partnership with Ambition Institute

Programme structure and components: 6 online sessions (full days)

Programme duration: December 2020 – July 2021 (assessment due December 2021)

Type and hours of study: approximately 42 hours

Eligibility and application process and timelines: apply by October 2020

Cost of programme including assessment: £800 per internal participant

Cohort size: 18 – 25

Dates, times and locations of training sessions: (Mondays) 07.12.20, 11.01.21, 01.02.21, 01.03.21, 26.04.21 and 28.06.21

To find out more, contact us