Programme Overview

Welcome to NPQML with Inspiring Leaders

We are delighted you have chosen to complete your middle 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.

NPQML has been designed to support the you as you progress through your leadership development journey, aligning your practice in school with the assessment task.

You will be required to attend 6.5 face to face days over the course of the programme which address 6 content areas.

These areas set out what a leader should know or be able to do. They are:

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

The programme consists of 6 full face to face delivery days beginning with an induction and ending with a celebration for the whole intake. You will attend a half day Leadership Focus Day, which provide chance to see practice in action.

Each delivery day has been specifically designed with an effective middle leader in mind, using a variety of types of study including theory, models, case studies and accounts of practise to enable each participant to determine their own learning and leadership style. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, coaching and reflection to ultimately empower the participant to build trust and credibility, vision and confidence as a leader.


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

Useful Documents

NPQML Delivery Model & Calendar

Intake 12