National Professional Qualifications

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From September 2021 all schools will have a responsibility to ensure that professionals are guided towards an important range of national professional qualifications being delivered through teaching school hubs. These are centred around middle leadership, senior leadership, headship and executive headship level training.

We are committed to ensuring that our offer of NPQs expertly meets the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework and is brilliantly delivered to enhance the work of teachers and leaders in the Leeds city region who aspire to expand their knowledge and skills. We are delighted to have selected and be partnered with Teach First to deliver this new suite of DfE accredited qualifications from November 2021. Teach First has 18 years’ experience designing and delivering high-quality training to schools that need it most.

We deliver the full suite of National Professional Qualifications which includes three reformed NPQs and three new specialist NPQs which commence in November 2021.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have,responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.

The Department for Education announced in October 2021 that all state-funded schools will be eligible for fully-funded scholarships for all six of the new and reformed NPQs.

Applications for our November 2021 cohort are now closed.

To apply for a February 2022 start, please download one of our application forms below and submit to [email protected] by Friday 14 January 2022.