National Aspiring Headteacher Development Programme – Preparing for NPQH

This one-year development programme is an exciting professional learning opportunity for experienced school leaders across Wales who wish to become head teachers in the near future. Completion of this programme is an expectation for all future NPQH applicants.

This national programme is delivered by Regional Consortia and their partners, which include Local Authorities and Higher Education Institutions. It has been endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership with opportunity for accreditation in partnership with UWTSD and Bangor universities.

 Audience

This programme will be available to all experienced school leaders who believe that they demonstrate attainment against the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership and for whom headship is a realistic next step.

 

Purpose

The programme promotes highly effective leadership through self-evaluation and reflection, exploring the relationships between leadership, successful schools and the wider community. It will ensure equity of access to practitioners across Wales and an increase in the number of high-quality applicants for headteacher posts in schools.

Participants will undertake enriching activities that build upon previous experience to develop:

  • their understanding of the role of an effective headteacher
  • their skills and attributes through self-review against the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership
  • their understanding and effective application of a range of leadership skills
  • their collaboration skills through an effective engagement in peer networks and
  • their knowledge and skills for developing their schools as learning organisations and ensuring the success of the national reform agenda

The programme will enable participants to reflect on their own professional practice and to ensure they are well prepared when applying to undertake formal assessment for the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH).

Region

Co-ordinator

Contact

CSC Emma Coates
Matthew Robbins
Emma.coates@cscjes.org.uk
matthew.robbins@cscjes.org.uk
EAS Adelaide Dunn
Deb Woodward
Adelaide.Dunn@sewaleseas.org.uk
deb.woodward@sewaleseas.org.uk
ERW Tom Fanning
Hazel Faulkner
Tom.fanning@erw.org.uk
hazel.faulkner@erw.org.uk
GwE Rhys Williams
Ann Grenet
npqh@gwenorth.wales

 

Delivery method

The programme takes place over a one-year period and requires a commitment of the equivalent of five days between January and December.

The programme may be delivered through a blended learning model.

All activities undertaken as part of this programme are delivered in Welsh, English or bilingually.

Each candidate is allocated a Leadership Coach and membership of a peer group for support throughout the programme.

Time

Activity

   
Pre-Programme Self- Review against the Leadership Standards (ISSR)
Application  

Development Module 1 – Making a Difference

 

·         Programme Overview including role of LC and networking

·         Role of Headteacher

·         Where are we? – the Welsh educational context

·         Vision – what is your vision? Developing a shared vision.

·         Strategic Planning – SER and SIP

·         Leadership Experience Task

Development Module 2 – Leadership (i)

·         What is effective leadership?

·         What sort of leader am I?

·         Effective Teams

·         Human Resources

Development Module 3 – Leadership (ii)

·         Leadership Styles – Collaborative, Distributed, Transformational, Situational

·         Managing Change

·         Health and Safety

Development Module 4 – Leading Pedagogy

·         Role of Headteacher in Teaching and Learning

·         Quality Assurance

·         Use of Data

·         Measuring and Reporting Impact

·         Managing resources, including Finance

Development Module 5 – Effective development of the school workforce

·         Schools as Learning Organisations

·         Sustaining collaborative culture both within and beyond the school

·         Supporting growth in others

·         Developing and leading a culture of innovation

·         Accountability of self and others, including developing effective governance

·         Safeguarding

 

Application  (by 03/11/2020)

Applications are welcomed from proven senior school leaders from across Wales who believe that they demonstrate the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership and for whom headship is a realistic next step.

In order to apply for this programme applicants need to have completed and recorded a Leadership Standards Review. The endorsement of a Headteacher or line manager must be based on the evidence contained in the completed LSR. The LSR will be required for regional endorsement procedures.

Please note: Application for NPQH is the expected outcome for participants in this programme.

 

Applications for Aspiring Headteacher Development Programme should be completed and submitted by 1pm 03/11/2020

APPLICATION:

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

CLOSING DATE: 1 O’CLOCK ON FRIDAY, 17 JANUARY 2020 [EXTENDED TO 1 O’CLOCK ON 24 JANUARY 2020]

LEADERSHIP STANDARD REVIEW [LSR]

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LSR NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 1 O’CLOCK ON 17/01/2020 [EXTENDED TO 1 O’CLOCK ON 24 JANUARY 2020], BY EMAIL TO npqh@gwenorth.wales 

 

This one-year development programme is an exciting professional learning opportunity for experienced school leaders across Wales who wish to become head teachers in the near future. Completion of this programme is an expectation for all future NPQH applicants.

This national programme is delivered by Regional Consortia and their partners, which include Local Authorities and Higher Education Institutions. It has been endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership with opportunity for accreditation in partnership with UWTSD and Bangor universities.

 

AUDIENCE

This programme will be available to all experienced school leaders who believe that they demonstrate attainment against the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership and for whom headship is a realistic next step.

 

PURPOSE

The programme promotes highly effective leadership through self-evaluation and reflection, exploring the relationships between leadership, successful schools and the wider community. It will ensure equity of access to practitioners across Wales and an increase in the number of high-quality applicants for headteacher posts in schools.

Participants will undertake enriching activities that build upon previous experience to develop;

  • their understanding of the role of an effective headteacher
  • their skills and attributes through self-review against the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership
  • their understanding and effective application of a range of leadership skills
  • their collaboration skills through an effective engagement in peer networks and
  • their knowledge and skills for developing their schools as learning organisations and ensuring the success of the national reform agenda

The programme will enable participants to reflect on their own professional practice and to ensure they are well prepared when applying to undertake formal assessment for the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH).

 

REGION CO-ORDINATOR CONTACT
CSC Emma Coates
Matthew Robbins
Emma.coates@cscjes.org.uk
matthew.robbins@cscjes.org.uk
EAS Peter Jenkins
Deb Woodward
peter.jenkins@sewaleseas.org.uk
deb.woodward@sewaleseas.org.uk
ERW Tom Fanning
Hazel Faulkner
Tom.fanning@erw.org.uk
Hazel.faulkner@erw.org.uk
GwE Rhys Williams
Ann Grenet
edwardrhyswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru
npqh@gwenorth.wales

 

 

DELIVERY METHOD

The programme takes place over a one-year period and requires a commitment of the equivalent of five days between January and December.

All activities undertaken as part of this programme are delivered in Welsh, English or bilingually.

Each candidate is allocated a Leadership Coach and membership of a peer group for support throughout the programme.

 

TIMELINE ACTIVITY
Pre-Programme Leadership Standards Review [LSR]
Application  
Development Module 1 – Making a Difference
  • Programme Overview including role of LC and networking
  • Role of Headteacher
  • Where are we? – the Welsh educational context
  • Vision – what is your vision? Developing a shared vision.
  • Strategic Planning – SER and SIP
  • Leadership Experience Task
Development Module 2 – Leadership [i]
  • What is effective leadership?
  • What sort of leader am I?
  • Effective Teams
  • Human Resources
Development Module 3 – Leadership [ii]
  • Leadership Styles – Collaborative, Distributed, Transformational, Situational
  • Managing Change
  • Health and Safety
Development Module 4 – Leading Pedagogy
  • Role of Headteacher in Teaching and Learning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Use of Data
  • Measuring and Reporting Impact
  • Managing resources, including Finance
Development Module 5 – Effective development of the school workforce
  • School as Learning Organisations
  • Sustaining collaborative culture both within and beyond the school
  • Supporting growth in others
  • Developing and leading a culture of innovation
  • Accountability of self and others, including developing effective governance
  • Safeguarding

 

 

APPLICATION

Applications are welcomed from proven senior school leaders from across Wales who believe that they demonstrate the Professional Standards for Teaching & Leadership and for whom headship is a realistic next step.

Application Form

Applications for this programme should be endorsed by your school’s Headteacher or by your line manager following a professional discussion based on a completed Leadership Standards Review (LSR).

The closing date for submitting your application is: 1pm on 17/01/20 [EXTENDED TO 1 O’CLOCK ON 24 JANUARY 2020].

Please note: Application for NPQH is the expected outcome for participants in this programme.

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

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