The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) is our flagship qualification designed to develop the next generation of system leaders with the skills and capabilities to lead across a number of schools.
Executive Headteachers (including CEOs of small MATs) play an increasingly important strategic role in the school leadership landscape. Their role is crucial to the effectiveness of multi-school groupings and the outcomes of the children they serve.
Executive Headship requires a new and different mix of skills and experience to traditional Headship. Executive Headteachers must work within a complex variety of contexts and governance and accountability structures. The role requires higher levels of strategic thinking; greater emphasis on coaching, delegating and achieving change through others; consistency and collaboration across and between schools; and a strong capacity to look outward.
Our NPQEL is a personalised leadership experience that is tailored to your unique leadership goals and challenges. You will emerge from our programme with the cross-functional skills and strategic vision to drive change, innovation and improvement across multiple settings.
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, 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.
Star Institute is a Department for Education accredited provider of the NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL.