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    NPQML - Shenley Brook End School takes the lead on national leadership training!

    Shenley Brook End School is one of two schools which has been successful in a joint bid with SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network, to run the Department for Education’s accredited middle leadership qualification, the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML). This NPQML will support hundreds of heads of subject and heads of year in middle leadership roles from primary and secondary schools across England.  The aim is to develop their leadership and improve the outcomes for the children and young people in their schools.

    Shenley Brook End School will sit on the strategic board for this qualification and ensure the training meets the needs of schools as well as offering the NPQML through their Leadership and Training Centre. The qualification will be delivered through a model which allows selected high-performing schools from across the country to deliver the training locally.

    SSAT's Chief Executive, Sue Williamson comments "we are delighted to be working in partnership with Shenley Brook End School and we know that their experience of developing leaders will enhance this qualification."

    Glen Martin, headteacher of Shenley Brook End School, said, ”The Leadership and Training Centre at Shenley Brook End School has had a significant impact on leadership development over the last 5 years and this partnership is an important and exciting one in developing this further.”

    For further information about the programme please click here or contact Chris Holmwood, Senior Deputy Headteacher and Principal of the Leadership and Training Centre

    NPQSL - The next round of NPQSL is now open.  Please click here for more information and dates and how to apply. 


    Anita Devi leads, co-ordinates & facilitates a number of special educational needs event/courses at The Leadership Centre, Shenley Brook End School.

    Anita Devi is a special educational needs consultant, policy developer, strategist and trainer with teaching and leadership experience as well as qualifications from early years to post graduate provision in the UK and overseas. Anita is co-founder of the Support 4 Learning Innovation Hub (S4L_Hub); a social enterprise committed to proving value for money resource access to those with learning difficulties. Over the last two years, Anita has worked both with Pathfinder and non-Pathfinder local authorities to implement the changes under the Children & Families Act. Anita writes and speaks at national conferences on topical issues relating to the leadership & management of SEN. These include SEN Commissioning in Schools, Outcomes-based Accountability, Resource Allocation Systems, Provision Management and effective use of SEN Funding.

    For more information visit Twitter: @Butterflycolour Apart from the events already advertised, we have a few more in the pipeline. To find out more, contact Julie East on 01908 524 894 or email

    SEND Professional Learning Community - 2018-2019 DATES

    SEND RIG - We are delighted to introduce our newest Research Interest Group (RIG): SEND Leadership and Management. The remit for this RIG is to consider a professional development pathway for leaders of SEND (in a variety of settings) beyond the National SENCO Award to ensure sustainability and retention of trained practitioners.

    InspirEd - 25 September 2018, 14 March 2019 and 20 June 2019

    Developing Confident Leaders to Enhance Whole School Mental Health and Wellbeing - 17 January 2019  

    The aim of this course is to support school leaders in developing their own bespoke and sustainable school strategy for mental health and wellbeing provision.

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