The UCL NPQ is designed to ensure that a participant’s learning has an immediate impact on their current school practice. For this to happen, the role of the participant’s line manager/mentor is essential in ensuring the participant is supported in their learning and the application of their learning in school.
The relationship between participant and Line-Manager / Mentor is very much a collaborative one and has been designed to align to the typical cycle of line manager activity within a school. In this respect the programme has been designed to add as little additional workload as possible onto colleagues whilst maintaining the high professional standards we work within.
Line Managers / Mentors need to be credible leaders of learning, modelling, monitoring and communicating with colleagues, building trust and responding to individual needs.
Specialist Programmes: Three meetings over three terms for colleagues on NPQLT / NPQLTD / NPQLBC.
Leadership Programmes: Three meetings over four terms for colleagues on NPQSL / NPQH.
The UCL NPQ Handbook (which can be accessed on UCL Extend) outlines a suggested agenda for the meetings.
- Target setting
- Some minor administration activity