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NPQs

NPQEL

Delivering the NPQEL programme is exciting, challenging and rewarding. It provides the opportunity to meet with an explore critically important concepts of system leadership with a wide range of highly able colleagues from across the city region. The qualification is of great importance because the participants are undoubtedly the next generation of trust leaders upon whom our education system will be built.
All of us involved really look forward to the sessions and, certainly from my perspective, we learn a great deal.

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NPQ Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

I have really enjoyed the NPQLTD programme as it has given me the opportunity to network with other professionals who also have a passion for developing quality CPD for colleagues and leaders. The course provides up-to-date research and case studies, which are discussed and explored in depth in group sessions. The whole programme is well-planned and sequenced, and the journey is clearly signposted as you work through it all.

I particularly enjoyed the conferences, which allowed us to explore different areas that we may face as leaders. The guest speakers have been superb, and our course leader has been a constant helpful presence and massively supportive throughout. I would absolutely recommend the NPQLTD to anyone who has in interest in developing quality professional development.

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NPQ Headship (NPQH)

I have really enjoyed the opportunity to learn and deepen my knowledge around headship as part of the NPQH programme and would confidently say that it is the highest quality CPD I have undertaken so far in my career. I have been able to engage with high quality online modules as part of the course, which have challenged and extended my confidence around the competencies for successful school leadership. The seminars linked to the online learning have allowed me to apply my learning to real-life scenarios and through face-to-face discussion with my peers.

I have been able to reflect on my current role and learn alternative solutions to challenges that may be faced as a headteacher, such as around organisational management. The facilitation is highly organised, well-led and includes lots of shared experiences from the facilitator’s own school setting. I particularly enjoyed the Conference where I was able to see another school setting and present on this to the school’s Head and Executive Principal.

The online learning element enables me to manage my own time, this really helps with the time management and work-life balance. There are lots of options for further reading too and case studies which have been useful in my current role as well as for my future career. I feel the programme has prepared me well for the next step in school leadership.

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NPQ Headship (NPQH)

I have found that all of the sessions have been very engaging and uplifting. I have been able to reassess myself as a leader and focus on my strengths and weaknesses.

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NPQSL Programme Member

The NPQSL programme has provided me with the opportunity to learn and discuss issues that ae relevant to my current position and particularly for my career as a senior leader.

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NPQLTD Programme Member

I have learnt lots throughout the NPQ and feel it is really beneficial to my practice.

NPQLT Programme Member

Really well ran session. Very informative and helped with my reflections on my own practice.

NPQLT Programme Member

I have enjoyed the NPQLT seminars as they have given me a chance to exchange views with staff from other schools. The content of the seminars was well delivered and interesting.

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NPQLL Programme Member

I found all sessions really interesting and valuable. I take lots away from other colleagues.

Feedback on Leeds Teaching School Hub NPQLL conference

Really insightful day with strategies we can take back to our schools.

NPQLBC Programme Member

A great day, well organised and thoughtful discussion. It was good to chat to colleagues in different settings and see different systems in place.

NPQLBC Programme Member

The day was very well organised with fantastic speakers – it was clear that they were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing different ideas. It was full of great ideas to take back to our schools and very useful to hear about the situation in different circumstances.

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NPQEYL Programme Member

Fantastic day filled with inspiration and knowledgeable speakers. Really enjoyed the whole thing and it sparked lots of ideas for me to take back to my school.

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