Outstanding Leaders Partnership

The West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership in collaboration with Best Practice Network formed the Outstanding Leaders Partnership. The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is licensed by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to provide the Leadership Curriculum throughout the Southern Region.

Overview of OLP

The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is a national school-led collaboration of 47 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

National Professional Qualifications

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.

Applications for NPQML and NPQSL are open until 29th September 2017, NPQH until 21st July 2017 and NPQEL until 15th September 2017.

Contact details and useful link

Candidate Enquiries
info@outstandingleaders.org | 0117 9209 424 | @outstandingldrs

Useful links
www.outstandingleaders.org | www.bestpracticenet.co.uk | www.youtube.com/BestPracticeNetwork

OLP boasts an excellent delivery team, which is comprised of existing educational leadership practitioners who have years of experience with the National College. Combined with the support of 30 Alliance schools and the management experience and expertise of Best Practice Network, the delivery team is dedicated to deliver individually designed programmes which complement and develop participants’ career ambitions.

We guarantee participants:

  • Local and flexible access to high quality leadership learning accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership programmes
  • Facilitation and coaching from nationally accredited facilitators and leaders of outstanding schools
  • High quality facilitated online courses offering flexible learning and support
  • Dedicated support throughout and beyond their leadership journey

Participants will always be allocated their most local training centre; ensuring face-to-face elements are easy to attend. 

Although face-to-face elements give great opportunities for networking and discussion, our unique online delivery courses will mean less time away from school.


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