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The national professional qualification for headship merseyside

The National professional Qualification for Headship Merseyside

September 2009


Purpose

Purpose

Objectives

Clarify the expectations and the organisation of NPQH

Clarify the application process

Consider the notion of readiness and potential

Understand the


So what have you heard about npqh

So, what have you heard about NPQH ?


So why do you want to be a headteacher

So why do you want to be a headteacher ?


The northern partnership tnp

The Northern Partnership (TNP)

The Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL) at The University of Manchester (Lead partner)

Carnegie Leaders in Learning Partnership at Leeds Metropolitan University

Teesside Business School at the University of Teesside


Background to the programme design

Background to the programme design

Personalised.

Rigorous assessment linked to readiness.

Closeness to headship.

Leadership experience in different context.


The national professional qualification for headship merseyside

The redesigned NPQH


Assessment process 2 stages

Assessment Process – 2 stages

  • On – line application against the 6 key areas of headship and your preparation for Headship through your own professional development.

  • 2 day face2face assessment – 5 tasks and development feedback. If you are successful at this stage you become a ‘trainee head teacher’.

If you are successful at this stage.


2 day assessment and development event

2 day assessment and development event

  • One assessor to 2 applicants

  • 5 assessment tasks inc a written task and ‘real play’.

  • Development opportunity based on readiness.

  • Decision made at end of day 2 – development interview ready/not ready yet


Development points examples from the 2 day assessment events

Development points (examples) from the 2 day assessment events :

RAISE online – tracking progress; use of data.

Leadership styles & school contexts

Community engagement & multi agency

Coaching, delegation, holding accountable & empowering.

Vision & Strategy, including finance and curriculum.

Recruitment & performance

Self management & organisationalskills.

Presenting to audiences, working with stakeholders


Development stage

Development Stage:

Introductory Day

Placement in different context

Peer learning

Learning in current school

National, regional and local events

Coach


Graduation process

Graduation process:

4 months – 12 months

4 windows

1 ¼ hour interview with a panel – including a serving Head

Essential Criteria:

credibility for headship

professional learning


Questions

Questions

Do you need further clarification about the process of the re-designed NPQH?


The application process

Theapplicationprocess.

  • On line comprehensive information at www.ncsl.org.uk

  • Provider is ‘The Northern Partnership’ click CEL button.

  • On-line application four sections

    - NPQH Readiness for Headship.

    - NPQH Key Areas of Headship Overview.

    - NPQH Continuingprofessional Development Overview.

    - NPQH Self Assessment of development needs.


The national professional qualification for headship merseyside

Please ensure that your examples cover the bullet points highlighted at the top of each section.


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Coffee


Readiness

Readiness

  • Readiness v potential


Section 1 npqh readiness for headship

You must provide three reasons why you think you are ready for Headship in the next 18 months.

Evidence that you have sought to prepare yourself for the challenge of headship through the skills and experiences you have built up

Evidence that you have some experience of strategic leadershipat a whole school or organisation-wide level

Evidence that you have sought and received corroboration of your readiness for headship

Section 1 : NPQH readiness for Headship


So what makes you ready

So, what makes you ready ?


Section 3 npqh continuing professional development overview

Section 3 : NPQH Continuing Professional Development Overview

  • Provides an opportunity to demonstrate that you have actively sought Professional Development over recent years to address your development needs and to prepare you for headship.

  • 4 examples and for each example comment on :

  • What the professional development was (the nature of the activity)

  • Why you undertook it (i.e. what your development need was)

  • What you learned from the experience and how it changed your leadership practice

  • How it has prepared you for headship


Questions1

Questions

Do you need further clarification about the process of application for the NPQH?


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