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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a nationally recognised suite of qualifications for teachers and school leaders at all levels - from those who want to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice to those leading multiple schools across a trust.

Why NPQs?

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from a rich curriculum based on evidence-based practice
  • Transfer your learning as and when you change schools
  • Complete your learning in a flexible way- both virtually and in regional face to face groups

In addition, the revised suite of NPQs has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on teachers while still having the opportunity to develop and apply apply their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Find out more about the range of NPQ programmes in the prospectus: NPQ Programme Prospectus (PDF)

Overview of Programmes

Whether you are a teacher looking to deepen your expertise or a school leader wanting to stretch yourself to the next transition in your career, we offer an NPQ programme which is suitable for you.

The reformed suite of NPQs no longer includes the NPQ for Middle Leadership as this has been replaced by three specialist teacher qualifications- NPQLT, NPQLBC, and NPQLTD.

The new NPQ suite is:

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

The NPQLTD programme is for teachers who lead, or are aspiring to lead, 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.

Cost: Fully funded to all state schools

Click here for full programme information: NPQLTD Course Overview (PDF)

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

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

Cost: Fully funded to all state schools

Click here for full programme information: NPQLT Course Overview (PDF)

National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour & Culture (NPQLBC)

The NPQLBC programme is for teaching and operational staff (including those without QTS, such as those who might have a role supporting the pastoral care systems in their schools.)

This represents a unique opportunity for these staff to access training, development and coaching related directly to their role or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

Cost: Fully funded to all state schools

Click here for full programme information: NPQLBC Course Overview (PDF)

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

Cost: Fully funded to all state schools

Click here for full programme information: NPQSL Course Overview (PDF)

National Professional Qualifications for Headship (NPQH)

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) provides a unique opportunity to grow as a leader. This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to become, a headteacher or head of school, with responsibility for leading a school.

Cost: Fully funded to all state schools

National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust-wide role with responsibility for leading several schools. This includes those with trust-wide responsibility for aspects of trust development (e.g. Head of School Improvement, Director of Education etc.), and executive leadership in non-academy contexts – such as Federations and other school groupings.

Cost: Fully funded to all state schools

Programme Information

As the Lead Provider, the Foundation for Educational Leadership has defined and designed the content and structure of the NPQ programmes, guided by a content framework from the DfE. Inspiring Leaders, in partnership with Redhill Teaching School Hub and Flying High Teaching School Hub will lead on the delivery aspect in the locality.

Partners involved

The Redhill Teaching Hub is delighted to be working with a partnership of organisations to deliver these reformed qualifications. Read more about them here:

Foundation for Educational Leadership  (Lead Provider)

www.cefel.org.uk

The Foundation is the named national provider appointed by the DfE. It sets and oversees the programme structure, governance, content, finance, QA and assessment. Through its values and principles, it brings a sharp focus on rich and evidence informed content, a strong emphasis on coaching and a commitment to vision- driven education. 

Inspiring Leaders  (Area Lead Partner)

www.inspiringleaderstoday.com

An established regional partnership of outstanding MATs with a shared passion for developing the best leaders and a strong track record in design and delivery of NPQs across East Midlands and North Yorkshire engaging over 3000 participants over the last 8 years.

Inspiring Leaders will oversee and pull together/coordinate activity across the region working closely with the hubs and delivery partners alongside the Foundation to support capacity to deliver on quality, reach, geographical and demographic coverage and local needs.

Redhill Teaching Hub  (Local Delivery Hub)

www.redhillhub.org.uk

Redhill Teaching School Hub will be responsible for programme delivery and participant support within their area, covering schools in Bassetlaw, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood. They will provide expertise in facilitation, expert inputs and programme support, enabling participants to learn from existing practitioners and mix with like-minded colleagues based in their local area.
As a founding partner of Inspiring Leaders, Redhill has been at the heart of NPQ delivery over the last 8 years

Flying High Teaching School Hub  (Local Delivery Hub)

www.flyinghightshub.co.uk

The Flying High Teaching School hub will be responsible for programme delivery and participant support within their area, covering schools in Ashfield, Broxtowe, Mansfield, Nottingham, Rushcliffe. They will provide expertise in facilitation, expert inputs and programme support, enabling participants to learn from existing practitioners and mix with like-minded colleagues based in their local area. As a founding partner of Inspiring Leaders, Flying High has been at the heart of NPQ delivery over the last 8 years.

Delivery Partners

A range of MATs and Diocesan Trusts will support delivery, recruitment and facilitator capacity of the NPQs in their areas.

Currently we are working with:

  • Discovery Trust, Leicestershire,
  • Transform Trust, Nottingham and Derby
  • Djanolgy Learning Trust, Nottingham
  • Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham MAT, Nottinghamshire
  • Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust, Lincolnshire

How to book?

Applications are open now for 2022-23!

Applications are open for teachers and school leaders who wish to start a programme in February 2022. 

  • Deadline for February 2022 Cohort: 14th January 2022

When asked to specify the region, please ensure you choose East Midlands B, even if you are not based in that area. This will ensure you can complete your chosen NPQ through us.

 

NPQ Scholarship

Following an announcement by the DfE in October 2021, all teachers and leaders employed at state funded schools, as well as state funded 16-19 organisations, can now access fully funded scholarships to undertake NPQs.

Register here for a fully funded NPQ with Redhill Teaching Hub and the Foundation for Educational Leadership:

Why do your NPQ with us?

 

Great school leadership and teaching are the key elements of our shared vision for the flourishing of all children and adults. The dynamic new NPQ frameworks are built from a rich, evidence-informed understanding of what works in school leadership, and they create a clear and exciting pathway for teachers’ progression throughout their whole careers. This is a step-change in leadership thinking, which is a calling back of educational leaders to our core purpose – leading a culture of teacher excellence

Revd Canon Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer, Church of England
Paul Barber, Director, Catholic Education Service

 

As a partnership, we passionately believe that good school leadership has the power to transform children’s lives. By utilising the experience and expertise of outstanding practising school leaders of today, we endeavour to develop confident, ethical and aspirational school leaders of the future.

We are delighted to be working with the Foundation for Educational Leadership to deliver this exciting new suite of NPQs, designed and delivered with and by outstanding practitioners. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from across the region and nation to develop skills, behaviours and knowledge that will impact on their leadership, their school, their community and ultimately, most importantly, on the children and young people we serve. 

Chris Wheatley, Inspiring Leaders Trustee & CEO of Flying High Trust and Teaching School Hub
Andrew Burns, Inspiring Leaders Trustee & CEO of Redhill Academy Trust and Teaching School Hub