NPQML Assessment Task

For each NPQ level, there are defined tasks setting out how participants must be assessed. These describe the project(s) a participant will need to complete, and the supporting evidence they will need to submit as part of the assessment stage.

For NPQML, this consists of one project, split into two parts.

Working with my team to a) improve pupil progress and attainment and b) team capability (4,500 words)

Content Areas Assessed:

Part A Part B
Strategy & Improvement Managing Resources & Risks
Teaching & Curriculum Excellence Increasing Capability
Leading with Impact
Working in Partnership

Participants must:

  • Lead an improvement project in their team, lasting at least 2 terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment (part A) and the capability of their team (part B)*.

  • Submit a written account of the project to the provider for assessment, demonstrating how they have met the criteria set out below. This should cover the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

  • Submit supporting documents/material as evidence where indicated below. Supporting evidence must be concise and directly related to the candidate’s project and corresponding assessment criterion.

  • Not exceed a total word count (across both parts of the project) of 4,500, excluding supporting documents or annexes.
*Where the candidate is unable to identify one project that meets the needs of both part a and b, they may complete two separate projects, however the total overall word count of 4,500 still applies.

Our Responsibility

Inspiring Leaders will:

  • Assess project scripts and supporting evidence in accordance with a mark scheme that will be provided by DfE.

  • Comply assessment requirements, including peer moderation, as described in the Quality Framework.

Useful Documents

NPQML Content & Assessment Framework

NPQML Final Assessment Handbook for Participants

NPQML Final Assessment Submission Form

NPQML Final Assessment Advice

NPQML School Project Overview Template

NPQML Final Assessment Requirement

NPQML Example Project Titles