CPD Training and Opportunities

NPQs for Headteachers and Executive Leaders

The newly reformed NPQH and NPQEL equip new and aspirant Headteachers, Heads of School and Executive Leaders with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to begin and sustain new and challenging roles.

  • Underpinned by the latest evidence of what works in improving teaching and outcomes for children and young people 
  • Delivered flexibly to ensure you can invest in your own professional development alongside your existing commitments 
  • Directly relevant and applicable to your current roles 
  • Career-building – preparing you for future roles and helping you to build strong professional networks that will sustain you 
  • Designed for leaders from a wide range of settings 
  • Focused on the skills needed to implement and sustain change and improvement

NPQs will enable you to tailor the programme to closely meet your individual needs and be responsive to the context in which you are leading. A highly flexible delivery model with a clear focus on leading and implementing sustainable change ensures that these highly accessible programmes impact directly on your effectiveness as a leader now and in the future. 

NPQ in Headship (NPQH) is suitable for those aspiring to or new to Headship and Head of School roles. Delivered on a regional basis, NPQH enables you to learn alongside colleagues in a range of contexts and settings, sharing expertise and developing peer networks.

NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL) is suitable for those aspiring to or new to executive leadership roles, including as an Executive Headteacher or a Trust CEO. As part of a national community of executive leaders you will access excellent and wide-ranging input and benefit from the opportunity to develop professional relationships beyond your local area or specific context. New Headteacher Support Programme is a fully funded programme for those new to Headship or Head of School positions within the first 2 years of appointment. Designed to be highly personalised according to need and context, the programmes include topic-based training sessions, peer networking, school visits, coaching and mentoring opportunities.

NPQs for Specialist Teachers and Senior Leaders

The newly reformed NPQs introduce new opportunities for professional development within and beyond the classroom, helping teachers and leaders hone and develop their skills.

All NPQs are: 

  • Underpinned by the latest evidence of what works in improving teaching and outcomes for children and young people 
  • Delivered flexibly to ensure you can invest in your own professional development alongside your existing commitments 
  • Directly relevant and applicable to your current roles 
  • Career-building – preparing you for future roles and helping you to build strong professional networks that will sustain you 
  • Designed for teachers from a wide range of settings 
  • Focused on the skills needed to implement and sustain change and improvement

NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT) focuses on what you need to know about and know how to do in order to be the most effective leader of teaching in the classroom and in supporting other teachers to become more effective. The programme is suitable for anyone who leads teaching in classroom, with responsibility for phase, subject leadership and/or for improving practice of others.

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) focuses on what you need to know about and know how to do in order to be the most effective leader of behaviour and culture across your whole school, within subject, phase or department. It enables you to effectively support pupil well-being. The programme is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their specialist expertise in developing a culture and behaviours for learning, in classroom, in phase/ subject, across whole school or group of schools.

NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) focuses on what you need to know about and know how to do in order to be the most effective senior leader. The programme is suitable for those aspiring to, new to, or experienced as Senior Leaders in a wide range of senior leadership roles. Key is that you have a whole school responsibility. As part of the NPQ Leadership suite, it offers progression to NPQH in due course

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