CPD and Leadership Development

United Learning Institute

Clear career pathways and professional development opportunities are now available to all United Learning staff on the United Hub. If you have not done it yet, make sure you visit the website and log in to find out more about the pathways, and the opportunities available to you.


National Professional Qualification for Middle and Senior Leaders

The Institute of Education has formed a partnership with over 150 schools, including Guildford High School (first Teaching School within United Learning) and Lambeth Academy. Together we are called Leadership CoLab, and now provide new bespoke courses for NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership) and NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership ).

These courses are open to both United Learning staff and staff from local schools, and offer new qualifications that provide national recognition of leadership development and professional achievement as a middle and senior leader. The qualifications are designed to support individuals in becoming highly effective leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice (NPQML) and to contribute to the strategic development of the school as part of the senior leadership team (NPQSL).

New NPQML and NPQSL Application Window Open

Apply now to start your leadership course in autumn term 2017

The application window is now open for the new NPQML and NPQSL courses starting in autumn term, and closes at 6pm on Friday 29th September 2017.

Please keep reading to find out more details and how to apply.

Author: Marta

United Learning TSA in Manchester

United Learning TSA ran a session during the recent National Conference in Manchester and we hope that our presentation helped Heads understand what we do and how all United Learning schools can get involved and benefit from the alliance’s activities. We would like to thank all Heads for their valuable feedback and hope to hear from them soon.

If you missed the TSA session in Manchester, you can download our brochure, which explains the role of the alliance, presents our current work and opportunities for the United Learning schools, and provides contact details of all strategic leads responsible for each of the ‘Bix Six’ areas. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information.

Author: Marta

NPQML and NPQSL Application Window Now Open

Apply now to start your leadership course in autumn term 2015

The application window is now open for NPQML and NPQSL courses starting in autumn term, and closes on 11th September 2015. We are happy to confirm that Guildford High School will be delivering NPQML next academic year, and Lambeth Academy is offering NPQML and NPQSL. Please read the article to find out about the dates of sessions and how to apply.

Author: Marta

How To Apply

For detailed information about the content of the courses, recruitment process, requirements and application forms please visit the Leadership CoLab website or email leadershipcolab@ioe.ac.uk.


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