Yorkshire and Humberside needs more talented Middle Leaders

As you may be aware, last year NCTL awarded over 100 bursaries in Yorkshire and Humberside to support aspiring leaders to participate in a NPQSL programme through our Y&H Licensees.

This year we are delighted to announce that NCTL have awarded 155 £900 scholarships in Y&H and these can be accessed by applying now to your chosen Y&H Licensee. The deadline for applications is 20th June 2014


Details of the Scholarship:

Why is NCTL awarding these Scholarships?

Many regions are experiencing challenges in the recruitment of Headteachers and in some areas too few candidates put themselves forward for senior leadership roles. There is compelling evidence of the link between high quality leaders, gaps in achievement and school performance. Energy and emphasis should focus on the systematic development of talented leaders at all levels to ensure the leadership supply pipeline is robust. Ultimately the system needs capacity and quality school leaders at all levels.


Yorkshire and Humberside needs more talented Middle Leaders

To support the identification and development of talented middle leaders who aspire to a next stage promotion, NCTL are awarding a number of targeted scholarships for NPQML in Y&H. These are worth £900, and will be deducted from the fee payable to enrol on NPQML. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants who can demonstrate they meet the following criteria:

  • Meet the broad acceptance criteria for NPQML
  • Have the potential, talent and serious intent to seek a promotion to senior leadership within 2 years
  • Is a middle leader in either a primary, small primary (between 100 and 150 pupils), faith, special or coastal school
  • Is a middle leader in a small secondary school (less than 650 pupils)
  • Is from an under-represented group


This is an exciting opportunity for any middle leader colleagues who are aspiring to further promotion. I would be very grateful if you could pass on this e mail to as many of your contacts as possible as it’s crucial that this information reaches our potential leaders of the future.



Please see the two flyers for further information of how to apply:

Scholarship Information 1

Scholarship Information 2


Nikki Shaw

Deputy Lead Associate – North of England (Yorkshire and Humber)


Mob: 07708927987

E Mail: nikki.shaw@education.gsi.gov.uk


Published: 23/05/2014
Audience: Headteachers and All Staff
Contact: Nikki Shaw

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