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National Professional Qualifications

Now recruiting: facilitators for 2022-23

We have opened recruitment for facilitators for our 2022-23 NPQ cohorts. Find out more and apply here!

Study the newly-reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) with our delivery partners, the Church of England and the Teacher Development Trust (TDT).




The new NPQs


Create a culture of excellence across your setting. Develop your team and bring them with you on the journey.

Find out more here with Church of England
Find out more here with TDT

Additional Support Offer

Structured, unassessed face-to-face support based on the best available evidence about what makes an effective Headteacher. 

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Find out more here with TDT

Senior Leadership

Ensure collective accountability for planning and implementing whole-school change with senior leadership responsibility.

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Leading Teacher 

Develop the teachers in your school through coaching, mentoring, and designing and implementing effective CPD programmes.

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Lead high-quality teaching and curriculum development, securing phase- or subject-specific excellence.

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Leading Behaviour and Culture

Improve pupil wellbeing through consistency of approach and practice. Create a warm whole-school culture.

Find out more here with TDT


ALL NPQs are fully funded for all teachers in state-funded schools in England.

 The NPQ in Headship is accompanied by the fully-funded Additional Support Offer (ASO) for all headteachers in their first 24 months of headship. The ASO provides structured, unassessed face-to-face support based on the best available evidence about what makes an effective headteacher. 

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2021-22 programmes. You can express your interest in next year's NPQs here.

Find out more

Why the new NPQs? Why the Julian Teaching School Hub? Why now?? Click here to watch our bitesize NPQ explainer videos and have your questions answered!

2021-22 Facilitators

We're honoured to be working with colleagues with a wealth of knowledge and experience.


For Church of England:
Richard Cranmer, CEO at St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust
Ian Kendal, Executive Head at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust
With small group coaching from Kelly Scott, and Heather Brand (DNEAT)

For TDT:
Clare Fletcher, Director of Schools at Yare Education Trust
Clare JonesExecutive Director of Education at Boudica Schools Trust


Jonathan Rice: Executive Headteacher at Caister Primary Federation
Sarah Shirras: Headteacher at St William's Primary School
Glenn Russell: Executive Headteacher at Stalham Academy


For Church of England:
Jon Ford, Principal at the Open Academy
Priscilla Crane, Executive Head
With small group coaching from Kate Wenlock, Emma Sacrisbrick, and Rebecca Newman (DNEAT)

For TDT:
Emma AdcockDirector of Training and Research at VNET
Tom Pinnington, Headteacher at Notre Dame High School


Roger HigginsDirector of the Julian TSH
Sarah Bird, ITT Lead at the Julian TSH


Jan Gallon, Teaching Schools Lead, NTLEC
Rosemary Bonnington, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy at Boudica Schools Trust


Keith Bates, Headteacher at Eaton Hall Specialist Academy
Jenny Reeves, SEND Lead at St John the Baptist CMAT