Programme Overview

Welcome to NPQEL with Inspiring Leaders

We are delighted you have chosen to complete your executive leadership development with Inspiring Leaders. We hope you will find it beneficial and inspiring. This e-learning platform has been designed to encourage you to make the most of your time on the programme including a comprehensive leadership library and discussion facilities to support challenge, sharing and networking with like minded colleagues.

Inspiring leaders aims to develop and deliver the best possible route into executive leadership by drawing upon the inspiration and expertise of experienced outstanding executive leaders. This programme aims to attract and to develop the most aspirant and effective leaders from across the region.

The programme will provide a personalised learning journey, enabling delegates to learn from both education and non- education specialists. This process will provide a flexible, focused and purposeful learning experience, enabling participant to reflect on their own contexts & the next stage in their development.

The programme is designed and delivered by a group of experienced executive leaders & expert facilitators via a series of 3 residentials and 2 twilights, ensuring focused & manageable learning time and powerful networking opportunities which will be highly valuable beyond the life of the programme.

The face to face days will cover the following content areas:

  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Strategy & Improvement
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in Partnership
  • Managing Resources & Risks
  • Increasing Capability

In addition to these learning areas, participants will engage in the following experiences:

  • Input from nationally recognised speakers.
  • The opportunity to learn from successful Multi Academy Trusts.
  • Policy and research digests.
  • Access to our leadership library.
  • Input from leading business & third sector organisations.
  • Professional breaks, allowing you to balance the demands of your role, whilst engaging in high quality professional learning.

Participants will be required to complete two final assessment tasks based on leading improvement across several schools and developing a sustainable business strategy for the organisation.


For more information about Assessment, please see your participant handbook. Guidance is also provided in the Assessment section on this platform.