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National Professional Qualifications

From September 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs will be available for teachers and leaders who want to develop their knowledge and skills in school leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice. These reforms include:

  • reforming the 3 existing NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership

  • replacing the current NPQ in middle leadership with 3 new NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice.

We recently delivered a briefing for schools on the reformed NPQs; you can view the slides from this event here, or watch the briefing here.

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.

 

 

The Julian Teaching School Hub has chosen two partner organisations to deliver the reformed NPQs: the Church of England, and the Teacher Development Trust (TDT).

To find out more about the reformed NPQs offered by our partners: