MCLP is delighted to be one of the MATs working with the Outstanding Leaders Partnership, a collaborative partnership of schools, teaching school alliances and multi-academy trusts that are supported by the Best Practice Network to deliver National Professional Qualifications for school leadership.  We are committed to the continuing development of our staff and to creating our future leaders.

These qualifications will help to provide a strong leadership environment for our schools and children. At MCLP we are initially delivering training for Middle Managers and will be delivering training for Senior Managers from September 2019.

The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is a national school-led collaboration of over 60 Teaching Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts. OLP is approved by the Department for Education to provide National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) designed to deliver high quality, impact-led development training for school leaders. OLP is supported by Best Practice Network, a national training organisation.

OLP is committed to:

  • Providing all schools with access to outstanding leadership development training
  • Delivering national qualifications designed by school leaders for school leaders
  • Meeting the needs of the school-led system through the provision of local, regional and national delivery strategies
  • Measuring the impact of our work on learners, leaders and schools to drive continuous improvement

The NPQs are for serving or aspiring Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders, Headteachers and Executive Heads; each qualification is tailored to the needs of the leadership roles. The qualifications require candidates to drive sustainable school-based improvement. The provision positively impacts the skills and confidence of candidates and the success of their schools.

Find out more about NPQs