In partnership with Star institute we are delighted to be working with Lathom High School  to deliver NPQSL in Skelmersdale.  The first session takes place on Tuesday 26/11/19.  To find out more download our flyer here And to book a place visit

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is the leading qualification for current or aspiring senior leaders. The course tackles the challenges of leading across a school. Completing our NPQSL, equips you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive your school forward as part of a Senior Leadership Team.

The Department for Education has allocated a £10 million fund for scholarships for eligible candidates undertaking National Professional Qualifications in school leadership. Scholarships are for candidates in category 5 and 6 local authority districts, including Opportunity Areas like Blackpool, Oldham and Bradford, and other districts such as Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Knowsley, Salford, Pendle and Burnley. To find out if you’re eligible for a funded place, please get in touch or check your school on the get information about schools website. The scholarships are available on a first come first served basis until the fund is exhausted.

The six study modules you must complete are:

  • Strategy and improvement
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in partnership
  • Managing Resources and Risks
  • Increasing Capacity

Our programme offers 5 face-to-face leadership learning sessions all delivered 12.30-5.30pm.  The dates for 2019/20 are:






Assessment – In order to gain the qualification, you must successfully complete the NPQSL final assessment. You will be expected to lead an improvement programme across your school, lasting at least 2 terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching.

Support for Sponsors: the role of the sponsor is key to a participants success, to support sponsors we are holding a sponsors breakfast on 29/10/19 at 8am at The Hollins.  This will explain the role, the programme and assessment as well as an opportunity to meet with other sponsors.

Course duration – Each module includes 30 hours of learning all our sessions are held at Lathom High School, Glenburn Rd, Skelmersdale WN8 6JN.

QA Visit Report February 2019

” a strong session and the facilitators are clearly very committed to delivering a high quality programme. They have built a strong rapport with participants and this will enable them to support participants to deliver their independent learning strategies ”

Sophie Backen, Star Institute