Lincolnshire SCITT

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)

NPQML is aimed at those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a head of department. This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a middle leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).


Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT) are pleased to deliver an NPQML cohort across Lincolnshire in partnership with our accrediting NPQ provider: George Spencer Teaching School Alliance.   

Our Programme

Our programme is delivered though a blended learning approach; a combination of face to face days, on-line learning , school experience, and self –study and personal reading. As a competency based programme there is a focus throughout on the development of skills and understanding alongside leadership behaviours. Whilst on the programme day-to-day leadership development in your current school will allow you to:

  • Lead on a strategically challenging project
  • Engage in challenge and support from your coach and/or head teacher
  • Integrate new learning into your leadership practice
  • Develop those leadership behaviours identified through the 360 diagnostic
  • Negotiate and tackle specific whole team/school improvement priorities

The course duration is 12 months with an expectation that participants go for final assessment within 12-18 months from induction.  


New for 2020-2021: In the current climate, we have converted many of our face to face days into online webinars, video resources and activities so that learning is flexible for schools. We anticipate that this will be the offer for the Autumn term and hope to integrate some face-to-face learning in the Spring and Summer terms.  For further information about the NPQML programme, please click here


£900pp - DFE Scholarship Funding is available, please refer to our FAQ document for more information

Application Process

This year we are offering 2 start dates. DFE Funding is available, this is managed by our NPQ accrediting provider: George Spencer Teaching School Alliance, full funding details and eligibility can be found here.  

To reserve a place on our NPQML intake, please complete the application form on the below link.    

NPQML 2020-2021 Application Form for Lincolnshire Cohort

Closing Dates 

Applications for NPQML are now closed for a September 2020 start 

Further Details

Further details can be found in the documents below.  Should you have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.