The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) supports the professional development of aspiring and serving executive headteachers and multi-academy trust (MAT) chief executive officers (CEOs).

NPQEL is delivered at George Spencer Academy in Nottingham. Full programme information and booking details can be found on the George Spencer Academy website: or by contacting: t: 01159 170100  e:

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

Our NPQH is a unique and integrated course which not only focuses on the key skills needed for headship but is also informed by both national and international theory and practice. It’s a high bar that will challenge and develop talented leaders from all backgrounds to deliver educational excellence.

This is a unique programme being delivered in full partnership with the University of Nottingham’s School of Education which could lead directly on to a MA in Educational Leadership and Management if you wish to continue your studies beyond NPQH.

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

The NPQML is an established qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. It is designed to support participants in becoming highly effective middle leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice.

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT) are proud to work with George Spencer Academy to deliver a Lincolnshire Cohort for the NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML.

Our programmes are delivered though a blended learning approach; a combination of face to face days, on-line learning, school experience, and self-directed  study. As a competency  based programme there is a focus throughout  on the development of skills and understanding alongside leadership behaviours. Whilst on the programme day-to-day leadership development  in your current school will allow you to:

• lead on a strategically challenging project

• engage in challenge and support from your coach and/or headteacher

• integrate new learning into your leadership practice

• develop those leadership behaviours identified through the 360 diagnostic

• negotiate and tackle specific whole team/school improvement priorities

Those not currently working in a school will undertake these activities in the school(s) that they have identified, and who have committed to support them. The course duration is 12 months with an expectation that participants go for final assessment within12-18 months from induction. Participants have the opportunity to gain Masters credits towards the University of Nottingham’s Masters in Educational Leadership and Management without extra charge or additional workload on the NPQ programmes.

Full programme information, including costs, face-to-face dates and booking for the Lincolnshire NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML can be found on our website: