Why choose NPQML at JMHS?

John Masefield is proud to be an NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership) delivery partner in conjunction with the SSAT. NPQML is a national qualification that provides outstanding training by strengthening understanding of the role of middle leadership and delivering practical strategies to ensure best practice in teaching and learning.  NPQML gives participants opportunities for reflection and a shared forum for exploring how your vision of educational excellence can be translated into reality.

We offer dynamic training delivered by outstanding and experienced practitioners who operate a teacher focused delivery style. The course is open to both primary and secondary phase colleagues.

Who is the course aimed at?

Those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a head of department.

This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a middle leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).

What does the course involve?

Participants will complete the course over a maximum of 18 months. Participants receive face to face delivery of 12 leadership modules which are designed to support a wide range of leadership competencies. In addition participants will be able to access intersessional material and join other NPQML participants on the SSAT discussion forums.

In order to successfully pass the course candidates are required to submit a school based improvement project which focuses on impact on the students and impact on leading a team.

 Dates for module delivery

Introduction to NPQML Monday 29th April, 2019 1 – 4 pm
Vision, Values and Moral Purpose Monday 29th April, 2019 1 – 4 pm
Leading and Managing Change Wednesday 26th June, 2019 4 – 5:30 pm
Managing Resources and Risks Friday 5th July, 2019 10 am – 4 pm
Data Analysis for Performance Friday 5th July, 2019 10 am – 4 pm
Evidence Based Teaching and Learning Friday 5th July, 2019 10 am – 4 pm
Leading Strategic Improvement Tuesday 24th September, 2019 4 – 5:30 pm
Developing a Leadership Approach Thursday 21st November, 2019 4 – 5:30 pm
Building High Performance Teams Monday 6th January, 2020 10 am – 4 pm
Support and Challenge Monday 6th January, 2020 10 am – 4 pm
Developing Self and Team Monday 6th January, 2020 10 am – 4 pm
Collaboration and Partnership Tuesday 25th February, 2020 4 – 5:30 pm


Participants who may experience difficulty in attending a date can contact Andy Collard as lead tutor to discuss alternative delivery for a specific date.

Costs of the course

The recommended course fee from the SSAT is £900 per participant. We recognise that the economic climate is especially challenging for schools and therefore JMHS is charging £700 per participant. If more than one colleague from your school wishes to enrol then there will be a fee of £600 for every additional colleague.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest or find out more please contact Andy Collard at andy.collard@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk or via telephone 01531631012.

Link to NPQML Privacy Notice for JMHS