Developing Trust Leadership

Leadership Compass

Our Trust is passionate about ensuring that we realise the full ambition of new and potential leaders within our Trust. Developing effective school leadership at all levels has never been more crucial within education and are proud to have shaped an accredited and bespoke leadership development offer. Our accredited leadership training is co-ordinated by one of our experienced Trust Headteachers. All leadership development training is funded centrally by the Trust as we want to ensure that we invest in the leadership development journey of the committed staff that work within our schools. Please see below for further details in regard to the leadership pathways that are offered within the Trust:


National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) supports the professional development of aspiring and serving middle leaders.

Aims of the NPQML programme:

  • To develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a high-performing middle leader
  • To access training that is evidence based and draws upon the latest research
  • To work towards receiving accreditation in the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders

NPQML modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the NPQML

Module 2: Leading and managing innovation and change

Module 3: Managing resources and risks

Module 4: Vision, values and the moral purpose

Module 5: Data analysis for performance and progress

Module 6: Evidence based teaching and learning

Module 7: Leading strategic improvement

Module 8: Developing your leadership approach

Module 9: Building a high performance team

Module 10: Support and challenge – holding yourself and others to account

Module 11: Developing yourself and others

Module 12: Collaboration and partnership

Additional Module: Mental Health First Aid

In addition to these modules, delegates will be expected to complete:

  • Self-study intersessional tasks
  • Sessions with a school-based coach
  • An online engagement with peers and through the SSAT discuss platform
  • A workplace learning and improvement project 


Leading to the submission of a final written report and, if successful, nationally recognised accreditation from the DfE in gaining the NPQML