Reformed National Professional Qualifications
From autumn 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 three existing NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership
- replacing the current NPQ in middle leadership with three new NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice
The specialist and leadership NPQs provide training and support for teachers and school leaders at all levels, from those who want to develop expertise in high-quality teaching practice, such as behaviour management, to those leading multiple schools across trusts.
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.
Applications are open for teachers and school leaders who wish to start a programme in either November 2021 or February 2022.
- Deadline for November 2021 Cohort: 25 September 2021
- Deadline for February 2021 Cohort: 14 January 2022