North East Teaching Schools Partnership

After the first session I feel that inspired that I've already purchased a journal on my home and have begun plotting ideas on how I can help to move my school forward.

(Amy C, NPQML participant 2014)



We are pleased to be able to offer some of our NPQML elective modules for you to access on a stand alone basis. To book a place on any of the modules please complete the registration form (dates for the next school year 2014/15 are below)


The year we are offering the following modules:

Leading Change for Improvement- 11 May and 2 June 2015 (at Sacred Heart, Newcastle) or 13 May and 9 June 2015 (at Carmel College, Darlington)

This module will teach participants the essential knowledge linked to leading change to achieve school improvement. Participants will review various case studies and accounts of practice to evaluate how leaders implement change for improvement and consider a range of approaches to leading and managing change .

Succeeding in Middle Leadership- 12 March and 6 May 2015 (at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn)

Through this module participants will understand more about their own leadership and how they can develop their leadership capacity and capability. With a focus on the relationship between personal effectiveness and leadership development, the module will also consider effective professional learning, well being and resilience. .

Effective leadership of SEND provision- 11 February and 9 March 2015 (at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn)

This module teaches how to improve practice and raise expectations so that all pupils, but particularly those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, can fulfil their potential. Participants will be taught how to implement the key strategies from the Department for Education project, Achievement for All - improving assessment, tracking and intervention; working more effectively with parents; and improving wider outcomes for children and young people.

Leading and Developing Staff - 16 March and 28 April 2015 (at Morpeth) or 18 March and 18 May 2015 (at Carmel College, Darlington)

This module focuses on how to develop individual team members to improve teaching and individual performance. Participants will explore how to spot talent and grow potential for the benefit of the individual, the team and the school. The module will also focus on teacher appraisal, performance management and how to respond to underperforming teachers in a timely way.

Leading an Effective Team - 3 March and 30 April 2015 (at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn)

This module focuses on how team leaders can develop a highly effective team with a culture of high performance and high levels of trust. It will recognise the varied and sometimes complex nature of team structures in schools. Participants will learn about the characteristics of highly effective teams and the research evidence relating to how to build, lead and sustain such a team.

Who can apply?

Anyone, but they are intended for middle leaders with responsibility for leading a team

By doing one of these modules you will gain exemptions (and discounts) for your NPQH programme.

What's involved?

The modules will be delivered across 2 half days/afternoons, all sessions are scheduled to run from 1-6PM. You will also be expected to do some online learning. The total time commitment for each module is 50 hours (including module delivery)

Cost - The cost for each module is £250. If you go on to do your NPQML with NETSP you will then receive a £250 discount on the cost of your programme.

The programme will be delivered by the North East Teaching Schools Partnership
NETSP consists of Teaching Schools from different parts of the region and Newcastle University. The Programme Co-ordinator is Rene Koglbauer, the Director of the North Leadership Centre at Newcastle University. ( ).



NETSP is proud to be rated GOLD in leadership and management, and quality of provision by National College for Teaching and Leadership.

North East Teaching Schools Partnership
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

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