National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership


We are pleased to be accredited by the Department for Education to offer the National Professional Qualifications in both Middle Leadership (NPQML) or Senior Leadership (NPQSL).  Information on the Senior Leadership Programme can be found here.

We believe that there is no substitute for human interaction as a driver for leadership development and school improvement.  This philosophy underpins our “NPQ” package ensuring that face-to-face delivery is at the heart of each programme rather than online learning.

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

Do you currently lead a team or aspire to? Do you want to learn from leaders that have led schools through recent and rapid school improvement journeys?
The NPQML offers a programme of study that explores the role of middle leaders in depth. Middle leaders play a critical part in ensuring that students achieve their true potential and make outstanding progress. The NPQML provides recognition of the development and achievement as a middle leader.

Teach Manchester is unique in offering you:

  • excellent training designed and delivered from a team of established Manchester leaders from primary and secondary schools
  • a programme of study which includes a one night residential stay, with opportunities to network with other local leaders embedded throughout the course
  • an opportunity to develop and lead a transformational in-school initiative, with dedicated 1:1 coaching support from your in-school ‘SLT Impact Coach’.
  • training events and workshops taking place in various Manchester schools with the chance for participants to learn about effective practice

Benefits to the participant:

  • Developing Leadership and Management skills via a nationally accredited, quality assured programme
  • Face-to-face tuition from proven, practising, senior leaders from Manchester schools, many of whom have led schools through improvement journeys
  • Networking with peers
  • Developing an understanding of current and changing urban context and the need for agile leadership
  • Opportunity to develop and lead a transformational in-school initiative, with dedicated 1:1 coaching support

Benefits to the school:

  • Increases the capacity for devolved leadership and succession planning
  • Motivates and retains ambitious teachers
  • Provides a mechanism for school improvement
  • Secures improvement for identified development areas for school or individuals


Our fees are fully inclusive of the residential training and assessment costs.

  • NPQML: costs from just £1395 if your school/trust is able to provide the in-school impact coach for your delegate.  Training for the coach is obligatory and is included in the course fee.  Teach Manchester can provide an impact coach if the school does not have a suitable coach available.

Further Details


Contact Us:

Please contact Rachel Eppy on 0161 226 1773 or for further information or to book.

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Find out more about our training team:

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Emma McLaren (Vice Principal, Strategic Group Member, NPQ Trainer)

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Ann Flatman (Deputy Headteacher, NPQ Trainer)

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Lucy Thomas (Headteacher)

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Rachel Eppy (Business Development Manager)