I have been a Head of Department (academic), I am a House Mistress (Pastoral) in an independent school, and I want to make the next step to Deputy Head Pastoral. My head suggested NPQSL is the way to go. However I think he suggested it because it was the first thing that came to him having turned me down for an in school Senior appointment. Next, how do I ensure my project is relevant to both my school and my next one? Experience and reflections welcome. Thank you.