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.
We’re thrilled to announce that we have formed a partnership with New Schools Network to offer an NPQEL that is tailored to the specific priorities, challenges and opportunities of leading free schools. Find out more here.
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.