National Professional Qualifications

At The Olive Tree Primary school, we are proud to be a strategic lead delivery school for the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in partnership with Culcheth High school, Warrington and the Teacher Development Trust - the national charity for effective professional development in schools and colleges. The brochures below provide more information about participating in each of the reformed NPQs.

NPQLTD Leadership Excellence.

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NPQLT Leadership.

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NPQH Leadership.

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NPQLBC Leadership.

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NPQSL Leadership.

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Background Information.

At our school, our senior leaders have an established reputation for facilitating the development of school leaders through both the Department for Education's (DfE's) programme of leadership qualifications (NPQs), as well as hosting and delivering a fantastic range of training courses related to enhancing teaching and learning through our designation as a Regional Training Centre for Apple technology. Our training and facilitation involves teachers, support staff, Headteachers, aspirant Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, new Leaders and Governors!

School Improvement Through People Development.

Moving forwards, the DfE have awarded the Teacher Development Trust with a licence to deliver the National Professional Qualifications, ensuring our local delivery has a proven life changing impact on children and young people. The TD Trust has an established reputation for championing school improvement through leadership development, whilst supporting hundreds of schools, publishing research, advising government and in its campaigning work.

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Our Facilitators.

Our training programmes are developed in conjunction with high-quality educational research, delivered by school leaders (facilitators) that have a track record of high quality, impact driven professional development.

Haroon Asghar, Lead Facilitator of leadership development.

Haroon Asghar is a well-seasoned teacher and senior leader, with experience of delivering high impact improvements to teaching and learning across the Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 & 2. As a serving Principal of a successful primary school, he is frequently involved in the professional development of teachers and support staff, leading courses, conferences and workshops on a national level. With a key interest in research-based practice, Haroon possesses an MA in Educational Leadership and a specialism in leadership development. Haroon has been a lead facilitator for the delivery of the Department for Education's NPQ programme of qualifications for several years with experience of designing, facilitating and assessing at each stage of the NPQ programme up to and including the NPQH.

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Zainab Patel, Co-facilitator of leadership development.

Zainab is an experienced facilitator of CPD for middle and senior leaders through her involvement in the DfE's NPQ programmes for middle and senior leaders. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, she regularly engages with educators on a local, national and international level to share her expertise in using technology to help engage students through creativity and innovation. Through the school's designation as a Regional Training Centre for Apple, she also facilitates CPD through remote / blended learning approaches to include: effective lesson sequencing, digital feedback and assessment to name but a few!

Richard Coley and Manesha Patel, Co-facilitators of leadership development.

Richard and Manesha are trained facilitators with experience of facilitating CPD for support staff, teachers and middle leaders through the school's designation as a Regional Training Centre for Apple and through the DfE's NPQML programme. As Apple-certified teachers, they both possess a strong understanding of the use of educational technology to enhance learning experiences (through creativity). As Showbie-certified teachers they also possess expertise in blended learning approaches. In terms of pedagogy, Manisha's key area of interest is EYFS and KS1 whereas Richard's main interest is KS2.

Our Feedback.

As a high-quality provider of leadership development, we pride ourselves on the positive feedback we receive from our participants. Here are a few examples from our recent delivery:

‘Excellent manner from facilitators’

‘The facilitators have been brilliant at explaining and supporting us today. I am very excited about the journey going forwards!’

‘The course was very useful, with clear objectives and useful information/handouts’

‘I felt very comfortable in asking any questions I needed answers to. The course facilitators were very approachable and helpful. Thank you’

‘Again, great delivery, pace, venue and refreshments! Thank you!’

‘Very well presented and good provision of appropriate and relevant documents.’

‘Another informative day! Thanks for your hard work in the preparation of this session and resources! I feel more confident now to tackle various leadership issues’​

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