QFLT Course

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Developing excellence in learning and teaching with NAHT Aspire

The course provides a clear method to improve teaching and learning that is welcomed by teachers. It is designed for headteachers, senior or subject leaders from primary, secondary and special schools.


This course builds leadership capacity to create exemplary teaching and learning. It provides delegates with the NAHT Aspire Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching  and explores how it can be used to develop excellence. The approach replaces the difficulties of lesson observation, planning and work scrutiny with a more positive method that is welcomed by teachers and informs leaders better.

It can be used by phase/year and subject leaders as well as senior leaders with individual teachers, teams or whole school staff. Teachers report enthusiastically, taking accountability for their own improvement and seeking further impact from their teaching. Leaders say that it brings greater impact to their leadership and saves them time.

The programme for the day covers:

  • Introduction to the Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching (QFLT)

  • Exploring the uses and application of the QFLT

  • Introducing Learning Conversations

  • Triangulating planning, teaching and assessment with learning conversations

  • Programming conversations as a leader

  • Combining Learning Conversations with Lesson visits

  • Using the QFLT to drive professional development at school, team and individual levels

  • Training the trainers – introducing the QFLT and learning conversations in your school

  • Tackling challenging issues

“The NAHT Aspire Framework has empowered my staff to coach and challenge each other and strive towards better learning outcomes for all our children. It has been the best whole school approach to staff development.”

– Essex Headteacher

David Herbert – Course Leader

David Herbert is an Achievement Adviser with EdisonLearning and contributory writer of the Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching. He has introduced the Framework approach in Primary, Secondary and Special schools to more than 3,000 teachers with positive feedback. He currently supports in-school implementation working with leaders, teachers and support staff to build exemplary impact. He has previously been a Primary Headteacher and Ofsted inspector and has written professional development materials for DfES, NAHT, Local Authorities and MATs.

Course dates and venues:

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Thursday 1st February 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Wednesday 10th October 2018: London

To sign on multiple delegates please submit a new form each time or contact us via email: info@nahtaspire.co.uk


Please select the event you'd like to attend.


The course programme will be sent to each delegate via the email supplied with the final information. The NAHT Aspire team has the right to cancel the course if insufficient bookings are received. The NAHT Aspire team also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible. By booking a place you are accepting these conditions as well as the relevant cancellation fees detailed on course FAQs section.

Course FAQs

Course fee: £350 Member rate (£395 Non-member rate)

Resources supplied include the NAHT Aspire Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching together with supporting resources that will enable full implementation to meet the bespoke needs of the school.