Leading Literacy (NPQLL)

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Why complete an NPQ in Leading Teaching

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL) will help attendees to develop as a specialist in areas related to their role, including developing reading, writing, language and developing others.

We deliver NPQLL in partnership with Teach First. The programme is fully funded. Check out the programme prospectus here.

NPQLL will support you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the core principles behind developing language, reading, and writing. Get practical tools and guidance to lead your school’s approach to literacy and collaborate with other leaders in similar roles.
  • Work with serving school leaders and subject-matter experts to turn new learning into changes in your own, and others’ practice.
  • Access a blended learning programme that is full of practical and tangible examples, flexible and tailored to your needs and areas of development and focus.


Who is this for?

NPQLL is designed for teachers and school leaders who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading literacy across a school, year group, key stage, or phase.


Fill in our expression of interest form to have an informal conversation with us about this NPQ.

Programme Overview

We are working in partnership with The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership (CEFEL) and Teacher Development Trust (TDT) to deliver this NPQ locally in the East Midlands, along with our partner Flying High Teaching School Hub. 

A blend of flexible online learning, online discussion, virtual workshops and face to face workshops, for a few hours study each week over 12 months. This is followed by an assessment where you will complete a 1500-word case study assessment to demonstrate your understanding of real leadership and change.

Time commitment and course structure


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