Reformed NPQs

Reformed NPQs

Apply for an NPQ now!

Applications are open via our lead partner, Foundation for Educational Leadership here. Click here to apply.
Choose East Midlands B to ensure you can complete it through our partnership.

The NPQs are changing!


From November 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.

The new NPQ suite consists of 6 qualifications; reforming the 3 existing NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership and 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.

The new NPQ suite is:
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development
  • National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship
  • National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership

New! NPQH Additional support offer – Fully funded support for new Headteachers offered during their first two years in the role.

Read more information about the programme frameworks on the DfE website here.



Partners involved


Inspiring Leaders is delighted to be working with a partnership of organisations to deliver these reformed qualifications. Read more about them here:
Foundation for Educational Leadership - Lead provider

Foundation for Educational Leadership - Lead provider

The Foundation is the named national provider appointed by the DfE. It sets and oversees the programme structure, governance, content, finance, QA and assessment. Through its values and principles, it brings a sharp focus on rich and evidence informed content, a strong emphasis on coaching and a commitment to vision- driven education.

www.cefel.org.uk

Inspiring Leaders - Area Lead Partner

Inspiring Leaders - Area Lead Partner


An established regional partnership of outstanding MATs with a shared passion for developing the best leaders and a strong track record in design and delivery of NPQs across East Midlands and North Yorkshire engaging over 3000 participants over the last 8 years.
Inspiring Leaders will oversee and pull together/coordinate activity across the region working closely with the hubs and delivery partners alongside the Foundation to support capacity to deliver on quality, reach, geographical and demographic coverage and local needs.
Flying High Teaching School Hub - local delivery hub

Flying High Teaching School Hub - local delivery hub

The Flying High Teaching School hub will be responsible for programme delivery and participant support within their area, covering schools in Ashfield, Broxtowe, Mansfield, Nottingham, Rushcliffe. They will provide expertise in facilitation, expert inputs and programme support, enabling participants to learn from existing practitioners and mix with like-minded collagues based in their local area.
As a founding partner of Inspiring Leaders, Flying High has been at the heart of NPQ delivery over the last 8 years.
www.flyinghightshub.co.uk
Redhill Teaching Hub - local delivery hub

Redhill Teaching Hub - local delivery hub

Redhill Teaching School Hub will be responsible for programme delivery and participant support within their area , covering schools in Bassetlaw, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood. They will provide expertise in facilitation, expert inputs and programme support, enabling participants to learn from existing practitioners and mix with like-minded collague based in their local area.
As a founding partner of Inspiring Leaders, Redhill has been at the heart of NPQ delivery over the last 8 years.

Delivery Partners

A range of MATs and Diocesan Trusts will support delivery, recruitment and facilitator capacity of the NPQs in their areas.


Currently we are working with:
Discovery Trust, Leicestershire,
Transform Trust, Nottingham and Derby
Djanolgy Learning Trust, Nottingham
Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham MAT, Nottinghamshire
Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust, Lincolnshire

Click here for more information about our partnership and the NPQs with us, including time and committment expectations.


Why do your NPQ with us?


National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a nationally recognised suite of qualifications for teachers and school leaders at all levels - from those who want to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice to those leading multiple schools across a trust.
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from a rich curriculum based on evidence-based practice
  • Transfer your learning as and when you change schools
  • Complete your learning in a flexible way- both virtually and in regional face to face groups
In addition, the revised suite of NPQs has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on teachers while still having the opportunity to develop and apply apply their knowledge, skills and understanding.

View the programme prospectus for more information about course overview and learning models.



Programme Information


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 Flying High Teaching School Hub and Redhill Teaching School Hub will lead on the delivery aspect in the locality.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
The NPQLTD programme is for teachers who lead, or are aspiring to lead, 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.

Cost: £799+VAT. Scholarships may apply but we are still awaiting confirmation from the DfE on this.

Click here to view more information about NPQLTD.


National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
The NPQLT programme is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Cost: £799+VAT. Scholarships may apply but we are still awaiting confirmation from the DfE on this.

Click here to view more information about NPQLT.


National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
The NPQLBC programme is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
Cost: £799+VAT. Scholarships may apply but we are still awaiting confirmation from the DfE on this.

Click here to view more information about NPQLBC.


National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)
This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

Cost: £999+VAT. Scholarships may apply but we are still awaiting confirmation from the DfE on this.

Click here to view more information about NPQSL.


National Professional Qualifications for Headship (NPQH)
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) provides a unique opportunity to grow as a leader. This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to become, a headteacher or head of school, with responsibility for leading a school.

Cost: £1599+VAT. Scholarships may apply but we are still awaiting confirmation from the DfE on this.

Click here to view more information about NPQH.


National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust-wide role with responsibility for leading several schools. This includes those with trust-wide responsibility for aspects of trust development (e.g. Head of School Improvement, Director of Education etc.), and executive leadership in non-academy contexts – such as Federations and other school groupings.

Cost: £3799+VAT. Scholarships may apply but we are still awaiting confirmation from the DfE on this.

Click here to view more information about NPQEL.


Booking Information


Applications are open now!
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: 25th September 2021
Deadline for February 2021 Cohort: 14th January 2022

CLICK HERE TO APPLY via the Foundation for Educational Leadership.

When asked to specify the region, please ensure you choose East Midlands B , even if you are not based in that area. This will ensure you can complete your chosen NPQ through us.
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