National Professional Qualifications

for Teachers and School Leaders
 NPQ scholarships are available for all state-funded schools for programmes starting in Autumn 2022

 

New for 2022!  Targeted Support Funding for Small Schools

In addition to the full scholarship funding in place for all state-maintained schools and academies, the DfE are also introducing additional payments to small schools to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs. This ‘Targeted Support Fund’ will give a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils, for every teacher or leader they employ who participates in an NPQ. Organisations that are eligible for NPQ scholarships will also be eligible for targeted support funding. Our understanding at this stage is that these payments will go direct to schools.

As a partner of Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership, ConnectEd delivers the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) using local senior leaders from our schools.

The NPQs offer teachers and leaders clearer development opportunities and career progression. These qualifications build on key areas of the Early Career Framework (ECF), allowing for further specialisation and development of expertise and help prepare teachers and leaders for the next step in their careers.

The qualifications aim to:

  • help teachers hone and develop the skills they already have, helping them to become more effective leaders inside and outside the classroom and improving overall teaching quality
  • retain high-calibre teachers by offering clearer development opportunities and career progression

Specialist NPQs:

• National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) – Delivered in Wolverhampton by ConnectEd Partnership facilitators
• National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
• National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) – Delivered in Wolverhampton by ConnectEd Partnership facilitators

Leadership NPQs:

• National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) – Delivered in Wolverhampton by ConnectEd Partnership facilitators
• National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
• National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

For full information about  each programme and how to apply, please click on the buttons below.

Full details of the NPQ programme can be viewed here.

NPQ Briefing recording link

BPN recently ran two national webinars for prospective NPQ participants. You can find a link to the event recordings below.  

Specialist NPQs https://youtu.be/N6A3r3Ol4q8

Leadership NPQshttps://youtu.be/jHECYCiKgt8

Specialist NPQs

NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) Delivered locally through ConnectEd Partnership

Who is it for?
Colleagues with at least 3 years teaching experience. NPQLT is suitable for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

NPQLT Programme Information

Click here for 2022-23 dates

 

NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) Delivered locally through ConnectEd Partnership

Who is it for?
Colleagues with at least 3 years teaching experience. NPQLBC is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

NPQLBC Programme Information

Click here for 2022-2023 dates

NPQ for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) Delivered locally through ConnectEd Partnership

Who is it for?
Colleagues with at least 3 years teaching experience. NPQLTD is 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.

NPQLTD Programme Information

Click here for 2022-23 dates

Leadership NPQs

NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) Delivered locally through ConnectEd Partnership

Who is it for?
NPQSL is suitable for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities, for example, an experienced middle leader, a deputy head, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), an advanced skills teacher or a senior member of staff.

NPQSL Programme Information

Click here for 2022-23 dates

NPQ for Headship (NPQH)

Who is it for?
NPQH is suitable for those who have recently been made headteachers or who are highly motivated to become headteachers, and no more than 18 months from applying for headship.

 NPQH Programme Information

 

NPQ for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

Who is it for?
Colleagues who have been a headteacher for 3 years. NPQEL is suitable for colleagues aspiring to, or already in, leadership roles across more than one school. This includes headteachers, executive headteachers and directors of school improvement.

NPQEL Programme Information

 

Application Process for Autumn 2022 - PLEASE APPLY BY 26th SEPTEMBER 2022

 The application window for Autumn 2022 is NOW OPEN – Apply by 26TH SEPTEMBER 2022

The online registration forms are linked via an ‘Apply Now’ button found on the right side of each of the individual programme pages on our website www.outstandingleaders.org

Please ensure you select ConnectEd Partnership from the dropdown list of delivery partners (Teaching School Hubs, MATs, Diocese, former TSAs, other school groups) within the application form.

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