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At Lampton School we proudly promote our role in creating opportunities for our colleagues.

Below you will find links to our Leadership development programmes which include information about the courses and also on how to book.

NPQML – National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership
The LWA offers the NPQML programme under licence from Teaching Leaders. Currently we have two cohorts completing this programme which is facilitated by successful primary and secondary school leaders across the alliance. Participants engage in 9 x 3 hour face to face sessions and these support the completion of a school-based impact initiative. With a 95% completion rate, we are delighted that participation is increasing year on year and we continue to welcome applications from alliance school leaders to engage in facilitating this programme. We welcome applications from members of LWA as well as others.

To view the course information please click here

NPQSL– National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership
The LWA offers the NPQSL through Future Leaders . We have a shared commitment to school improvement in urban and challenging schools and especially to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children. The programme consists of 6 face to face days (40 hours), an Impact Initiative focused on a whole school improvement priority, on-line learning opportunities and a 360 degree report to help target improvement. Our programme for 2015/16 begins in late September 2015 and we welcome applications from alliance members and other school. Past participants have come from all sectors of the education world. The programme is facilitated by successful Senior Leaders from both Future Leader cohorts and alliance schools. We welcome interest from alliance members interested in facilitating this programme in the future.

To view the course information please click here

Students Leading Learning (SLL)

This is a termly programme designed to develop pupils as observers of teaching and learning. The programme begins with a one day facilitated programme which can be hosted within your own school or an alliance school. Students investigate effective practice and develop the skill of constructive feedback. The structured follow up, carried out within your own school includes:

  • a number of lesson observation and feedback opportunities
  • continuing development in the feedback process
  • continuing exploration into metacognition.

In many schools, cohorts of trained students then contribute to:

  • the selection of new staff
  • training opportunities for NQTs, ITT students and teachers seeking to improve their practice
  • teaching and learning CPD sessions.

The programme has developed to include working in primary schools. This supports schools so they can work with other colleagues and visit other schools, take part in “learning walks “ and enable students to observe lessons and be trained to give constructive feedback.

Students Leading Learning (SLL) is a flexible programme which can be delivered at any key stage within one school or to a number of schools that wish to:

  • build learning partnerships
  • build the capacity of students able to support teacher development and school improvement through informed and skilful conversations about effective teaching and learning
  • develop students as ‘leaders of learning’ or ‘learning detectives’
  • develop metacognition.

The programme builds capacity for improving whole school learning, develops pupil metacognition and improves pupils’ language of learning. It also creates a culture of collaboration between pupils and teachers.

Outcomes (1): pupils will learn how to discuss teaching and learning, identify excellent teaching, observe a lesson and give constructive feedback to teachers.

Outcomes (2): Staff will learn how to develop pupils as future leaders of learning.   At Lampton the programme is being extended to the rest of KS3 and training teachers to support the programme.

Feedback from Staff

“The feedback was great – very precise and the questions they asked were very thought provoking. I’m looking forward to having the next group of SLL observers in my lesson.”

Feedback from Students

“….you helped me really develop my skills – especially giving feedback”
“I really liked the way we worked together in depth and then tried out what we learned”

To enrol on upcoming Students Leading Learning courses please click here

Specialist Leaders in Education Training

We have a number of designated Specialist Leaders of Education in the following areas:

  • Maths: primary/ secondary transition
  • English: secondary and transition
  • Initial Teacher Training
  • NQT Induction
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Middle Leadership
  • SEND
  • Leading CPD

We are, however, keen to recruit from across the alliance teachers who are able to apply for SLE status in the areas below. A commitment from the employing school of 15 days release a year is a pre-requisite. Training and support for the designation process will be provided for suitable candidates:

  • Maths (secondary and leadership)
  • Maths primary
  • Science (secondary and leadership)
  • Humanities (secondary)


If you wish to learn more please contact Mr. J Pavey here

NPQH Shadowing Placements – National Professional Qualification for Headteachers
We welcome applications from Senior Leaders wishing to carry out NPQH residencies.

Applications should be made to Mrs. J. Smith here.

Alliance Residencies – Placements within the LWA

Senior and Middle Leadership Residencies
Our alliance offers current and aspirational Senior Leaders within the alliance the opportunity to undertake a 2 day focused residency within a senior leadership team in the alliance. Applicants need support from their Headteacher and are asked to specify a particular area of expertise and complete an audit of their leadership skills, disposition and experience. Requests are brokered by members of the alliance Steering Committee. The residency requires participants to engage in:

  • a half day preparation with the rest of the cohort
  • a minimum 2 day residency (we have 2 ‘windows’ for residencies in the Autumn and Summer terms). Applicants should be prepared to travel out of their own local authority to maximise their opportunity of a good match.
  • a two hour evaluation following the residency
  • and to present to the SLT of the residency and their own SLT on their learning .

In 2015/16 we aim to establish residencies for Subject Leaders or prospective Subject Leaders of Core Departments .

To download our Application and Information Pack please click here 

Applications should be made to Mrs. J. Smith here.

Wider School

Lampton School, and thus the LWA, is a designated OLEVI centre. As part of our school improvement work, we deliver (under licence) many of the programmes which were created by OLEVI to enable schools to work systematically on improving teaching and learning. The alliance has trained and accredited a number of primary and secondary facilitators to lead on these programmes and to deliver and develop new ones. Thus, OLEVI licensed programmes such as the Outstanding Teacher Programme(OTP), the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP), the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP) and the Outstanding Facilitation Programme (OFP) can be hosted by schools within the London West Alliance, or facilitated by our accredited facilitators and delivered from schools outside the alliance which meet the ‘non-negotiable’ conditions agreed with OLEVI.


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