Reformed National Professional Qualifications
(Autumn 2021)

Delivery of the National Professional Qualifications from November 2021.

After over 15 years’ proud delivery of the National Professional Qualifications Framework, Leadership East is equally proud to now be supporting delivery of the Church of England/Catholic Education Service NPQs via local teaching school hubs in the eastern region.

To apply directly to the CoE/CES (ALL NPQs): https://www.cefel.org.uk/npq/

To see full details of the NPQ reform – please vist the DfE website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-professional-qualifications-npqs-reforms/national-professional-qualifications-npqs-reforms

To register interest in or to apply to a local group via a teaching school hub in the eastern region, please click on one of the links below:

Saffron Walden Teaching School Hub (Braintree, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford): https://www.saffronteachingschoolhub.net/page/?title=National+Professional+Qualifications+%28NPQs%29&pid=98

Cambridge and Peterborough Teaching School Hub (Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, South Cambridgeshire): https://www.cpetrust.co.uk/national-professional-qualifications-npqs/

Unity Teaching School Hub (Forest Heath, Mid Suffolk, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk Coastal): https://www.unitysp.co.uk/unity-professional-development/

Julian Teaching School Hub (Broadland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich): https://www.thejulian-tsh.org.uk

To find another national provider, please see the DfE website using this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-professional-qualifications-npqs-reforms/national-professional-qualifications-npqs-reforms

We thank all colleagues and participants for your support for Leadership East – past, present and exciting future.

NB: FUNDING AVAILABLE (SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY) FOR THE DFE’S REFORMED SUITE OF NPQS.

As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2 June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament.

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Teacher Development is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school
  • work in a state-funded school in England

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school
  • work in a state-funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on pupil premium as of the end of the previous academic year

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Teaching is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase
  • work in a state-funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on pupil premium as of the end of the previous academic year

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Senior Leadership is available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
  • work in a state-funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Headship is available for those who meet the following criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
  • work in a state-funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year

OR:

  • are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
  • are in the first 24 months of headship
  • work in a state-funded school in England

Additional support offer for the NPQ in Headship

In addition to the reformed suite of NPQs, the department is introducing an additional support offer for new headteachers from autumn 2021. This is a targeted support package for teachers new to the role of headship.

You are eligible for this targeted support package if you meet the following criteria:

  • are in your first 24 months of headship
  • work in a state-funded school in England upon starting the training
  • have either completed an NPQH before taking up your first headship post or are currently taking the NPQH
  • have not withdrawn from the additional support programme previously

The offer provides structured, unassessed face-to-face support based on the best available evidence about what makes an effective headteacher. While the exact content of this support will depend on the provider chosen, activities could include a combination of group coaching, one-to-one support discussions and peer network support.

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Executive Leadership is available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools
  • work in a state-funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on pupil premium as of the end of the previous academic year

Use the link below to read further information and to check your eligibility.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-professional-qualifications-npqs-reforms/national-professional-qualifications-npqs-reforms?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UpdatedGuidance