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National Professional Qualifications

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

Headship

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

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

Senior Leadership

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

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Find out more with TDT

Leading Teacher 
Development

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

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Leading
Teaching

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.

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Funding

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

We are running the following cohorts this autumn (starting in November): NPQH (both providers); NPQSL (both providers); NPQLTD (TDT).
Applications close as follows:

  • Church of England NPQH and NPQSL 3 November
  • Church of England ASO 3 November
  • TDT NPQH, NPQSL, NPQLTD (autumn cohort) CLOSED
  • TDT ASO TBC
  • TDT NPQLT (spring cohort) FULL
  • TDT NPQLBC, NPQLTD (spring cohort) January

When you have decided who you want to study for NPQs and selected your chosen provider, please use this tool in order to register (requires one’s Teacher Reference Number (TRN)). You/your employee will then be able to formally apply via the chosen provider, at which stage more information is required e.g. teaching and leadership experience, name of the sponsor. The final step is for the sponsor (a senior person within your organisation) to endorse the application. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the application process.

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

Facilitators

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

NPQH

For Church of England:
Richard Cranmer, CEO at St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust
Kim Payne, Deputy CEO at St John the Baptist Catholic MAT
With small group coaching from Ryan Freeman, Kelly Scott, Heather Brand and Emma Scarisbrick (DNEAT)

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

NPQH ASO

For Church of England:
Sonia Innes: Education Director at VNET
Brian Conway: CEO at St John the Baptist Catholic MAT
Sam Nixon: Director of School Improvement at St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust
With small group coaching from Kevin Lee, Kate Wenlock and Rebecca Newman (DNEAT)

For TDT:
Jonathan Rice: Executive Headteacher at Caister Primary Federation
Carol Dallas: Education Consultant and former Headteacher

NPQSL

For Church of England:
Jon Ford, Principal at the Open Academy
Priscilla Crane, Executive Head

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

NPQLTD

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

NPQLT

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

NPQLBC

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