The PTSA will be running the NPQML and NPQSL with The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP), managed by Best Practice Network, which delivers flagship school leadership qualifications.


The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) provides professional development and recognition for those taking on responsibility for a team.

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior leaders who are looking for further professional development but not yet aspiring to headship.

There is still DfE scholarship funding available for eligible candidates starting in spring. For guaranteed funding, candidates must apply by 12th December midday.

For more details, visit the OLP website:https://bestpracticenet.co.uk/news/npq-scholarship-funding-continue-autumn-2018-intake


Candidates can apply at the following links:

NPQML: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqml
NPQSL: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqsl

School Business Manager

The PTSA will be running the School Business Manager DSBM programme run through Best Practice Network, which manages the  Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) to deliver flagship school leadership qualifications on a national basis


The ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers (formerly CSBM) is a nationally recognised programme for school business managers.


For more details, visit the BPN website: https://www.bestpracticenet.co.uk/dsbm-l4



Candidates are asked to use the following sort code, which ensures registration with The Potteries Teaching School.

Partner allocation code is: PTSA

Partner name is listed as The Potteries TSA