SSAT Middle Leadership

Middle leaders are essential to the success of any school. What they do varies across a broad range of responsibilities between school types, phases and contexts – pastoral and academic, departmental and whole-school. We embrace this diversity and complexity and we’re committed to supporting all schools with a range of middle leadership training options.

We offer two training models for middle leaders:

Tailored SSAT Middle Leadership training delivered in your school by expert facilitators

This is suitable for groups of middle leaders who have specified areas of development that need to be addressed quickly. Choose from 11 middle leadership modules, all designed to support middle leaders to develop their practice and include immediately applicable strategies for improvement:

  1. Vision, values and the moral purpose
  2. Leading and managing innovation and change
  3. Managing resources and risks
  4. Data analysis for performance and progress
  5. Evidence based teaching and learning
  6. Leading strategic improvement
  7. Developing your leadership approach
  8. Building a high-performance team
  9. Support and challenge – holding yourself and others to account
  10. Developing yourself and others
  11. Collaboration and partnership

Find out more about SSAT Middle Leadership modules

The Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

Deliver NPQML as an SSAT delivery partner, or find NPQML training in your area

SSAT is proud to be accredited as a NPQML provider by the Department for Education.

Become an SSAT delivery partner for the DfE NPQML

By becoming one of our delivery partners you have the flexibility to deliver the NPQML to middle leaders. This is ideal for alliances, multi-academy trusts and schools who lead on CPD in their area.

Find out more about becoming a licensed delivery partner for NPQML

Find out more about the NPQML, including module descriptions, assessment and guided learning hours

Find DfE NPQML training in your area

Find out which schools are delivering the DfE’s NPQML with SSAT across the country, and sign up to training near you.

Find a local SSAT delivery partner school

Find out more about the NPQML modules