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All teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools in England, and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 education, are now eligible for full DfE funding for every National Professional Qualification. This means that for each NPQ there is no cost to the school or participant. If you would like to apply for any of the NPQs you can do so for free. Please complete our register of interest form to receive information on how to apply.
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School Improvement through People Development

We are delighted to be delivering the ​full suite of National Professional Qualifications to support leadership development at all levels.  Our NPQs are designed and delivered in partnership with the Teacher Development Trust (TDT).  These NPQs are available for teachers and leaders who want to develop their knowledge and skills in school leadership, Early Years leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice.

There are now four NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop specialist expertise in leading teaching, teacher development or behaviour and culture.  There are now four leadership NPQs which  include senior leadership, Early Years leadership, headship and executive leadership.  In addition to the National Professional Qualifications, we are also delivering the Early Headship Coaching Offer.  This is a targeted coaching package for leaders in their first five years of headship.

The 3 new Specialist NPQs are (Links below):

The 18-month Leadership NPQs are (Links below):

Early Headship Coaching Offer

You are eligible for this targeted coaching package if you meet all of the following:

  • are in your first 5 years of headship
  • have either completed the reformed NPQH before taking up your first headship post or are currently taking the NPQH
  • have not withdrawn from or failed the same programme previously
  • are employed by an eligible school upon starting the training

Course Dates 2022-2023:


Register Your Interest

Please register your interest by completing the e-form below.