Endorsement process

The National Academy for Educational Leadership is inviting providers to put forward for endorsement existing leadership development provision in any of the following areas:

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Middle Leaders, especially their role in developing any aspect of the new curriculum
  • Senior Leaders
  • Aspiring Headteachers*
  • New and Acting Headteachers
  • Experienced Headteachers

*including developing individuals so that they are ready to apply for assessment for the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). The selection and assessment of candidates for the qualification itself will not form part of the endorsement process.

Innovation and New Provision

The National Academy for Educational Leadership is also seeking interest from providers who are being creative and innovative in their approaches to educational leadership development. We will consider supporting providers financially in the development of provision which is ‘new’ and so may not yet be able to fully demonstrate impact.

Visit the Innovation Pathway page to find out more

Endorsement timeline for current call

Endorsement call opens

28th February 2020

Endorsement call closes

3rd April 2020

Stage 1 panel meets

12th & 13th May 2020

Stage 2 panel meets

23rd & 24th June 2020

Outcome of endorsement communicated to providers

13th July 2020

All endorsed provision on Leadership Academy website

September 2020