School effectiveness

National professional qualification for middle and senior leaders

In 2016/17 we will be offering the NPQML programme for middle leaders and the NPQSL programme for senior leaders locally in Ealing, in partnership with UCL Institute of Education (IoE) as the licensed provider.

The two Teaching School Alliances will co-ordinate the programmes.

For NPQML there will be separate groups for secondary and for primary/special schools.

There will be one cross phase group of NPQSL.

Please note you do not have to be a member of the Teaching School Alliance to apply for places on the programmes.


The cost of each programme is:

  • NPQML £795 (£995 to attend at IoE)
  • NPQSL £995 (£1265 to attend at IoE)

Programme details and initial application

Full details of each programme can be found in the downloads field at the bottom of this page, including initial application pro-formas:

Schools should return the pro-formas (downloads field at bottom of the page) by Friday 8 July 2016 to:

Further information and online application

Participants and the headteacher must also complete sections of an online NPQSL application form or online NPQML application form which should be returned to the IOE by Friday 16 September (Friday 15 July to gain access to online materials in the summer).

More information on the programme can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Contact details

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Last updated: 13 Mar 2017