The North West Leadership Partnership has been Licensed as a Provider of National College Leadership Development Programmes in the North West for the next four years.
The North West Leadership Partnership has been licensed by the National College to deliver its prestigious modular leadership development programmes across the North West of England from September 2012.
The National College’s curriculum modules, which link to national qualifications, have been designed and developed by the profession and are ranked amongst the best available. Licensing of the modular curriculum is a new approach and is part of a shift to school-centered training. This move provides our partnership with the flexibility to innovate and develop training that is relevant and responsive to local educational needs.
The Partnership includes Headteachers and National and Local Leaders of Education from some of the best performing schools in the region:
- Tauheedul Education
- Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn with Darwen
- Freehold Community Junior, Infant and Nursery School (Teaching School), Oldham
- Ladywood Special School (Teaching School), Bolton
- Bishop Rawstorne CofE Academy (Teaching School), Lancashire
- St Philip’s CofE Primary School (Teaching School), Atherton, Wigan
- Tyldesley Primary School (Teaching School), Wigan
- Headteacher groups in Bolton, Bury, Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham, Knowsley, Rochdale and Wigan.
With support from over 500 schools, related LA School Improvement Partners, University of Manchester, University of Chester, TES Prime and KPMG we aim to put our best leaders in the driving seat of leadership development.
Only organisations and partnerships with strong schools at the heart of the local arrangements were awarded licenses by the National College. Headteachers from these schools will take key roles in the delivery of the training to ensure our candidates are challenged and coached by credible leaders who are working at the cutting edge of school improvement.
Debra Warren, Deputy Headteacher at Freehold Community School, said, “We are excited by the opportunity to broaden further our partnership working. The opportunity to work cross phase and cross authority with a wide range of schools and their leaders is a privilege and a challenge which we are keen to embrace.”
School leaders will also direct the leadership resources to where they are most needed to improve teaching and children’s learning in every type of school or Children’s Centre.
Sally Macfarlane, Headteacher of Ladywood Special Teaching School, stated, “Helping to ensure that all schools in the future have strong and effective leaders, well prepared to meet the challenges they face, is part of our profession’s moral responsibility to all children. We will relish the opportunity to support this aim, through the delivery of the new NPQH programme.”
From September 2012 there will be leadership training opportunities for over 40 NPQH candidates and from January 2013, 80 Senior Leader and 160 Middle Leader training places will be available at the North West Leadership Partnership.
“This is a great opportunity to inspire new leadership, empower successful leaders and shape the future of schools over the next decade using the energy, commitment and abilities of successful serving leaders to help develop a self-improving system of schools.” Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Tauheedul Education.
The application round for the revised NPQH is now open and the closing date for written submissions has now been extended until 3 July 2012. For further information visit www.nationalcollege.org.uk/NPQH.