We’re pleased to announce that we are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the NPQ in Leading Teacher Development.
In 12 months, you will gain the knowledge to become a teacher educator and successfully support teachers in your school to expand their skills.
- One of a series of new, specialist NPQs.
- Flexible learning to suit your timetable.
- Gain a professional accreditation.
- Become an expert teacher educator.
Why this programme?
Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking NPQ to help you develop the knowledge and expertise to lead teacher development at your school.
Ambition’s’little and often’ approach uses the latest evidence to help you put your learning into practice in your school setting. You will train alongside other teachers with similar responsibilities, with content focusing on the key challenges you face in your role.
With no project work and minimal time out of school, the new NPQs are designed to fit around your busy timetable.
Benefits for you
Become a teaching expert – The new NPQs are designed to give you high quality professional development. All the training is evidence-based and informed by the science of learning.
Champion quality teaching – Many teachers who end up in leadership roles haven’t had any formal training to become teacher educators. This programme fills that gap by giving you the knowledge and insight to make classroom teaching in your school the best it can be.
Learn to your timetable – This programme is designed to fit around your busy teaching role. Much of the work can be completed in short bursts around your existing schedule.Connect with peersYou’ll get to train and collaborate with other teacher leaders on the programme, sharing your experiences and building a network.
Connect with peers – You’ll get to train and collaborate with other teacher leaders on the programme, sharing your experiences and building a network.
Benefits for your school
Develop a golden thread – The new NPQ framework continues a ‘golden thread’ throughout every stage of a teacher’s career. Schools and trusts can have confidence that all their educators, from classroom teachers to leaders of multiple schools, are building and developing their practice from the same evidence-based framework.
Create confident leaders -Teachers who complete this programme will be able to successfully oversee staff development, leading to better teaching at your school and improved pupil outcomes.
Increase staff attainment – By investing in your teachers, you are showing confidence in their abilities. After completing the programme, they are more likely to stay in their roles and help you nurture the next generation of teaching talent.
More options for improvement -The new specialist NPQs are designed to be complementary, giving teachers multiple career pathways and options at every stage of their careers.
What you’ll learn
On this programme, you will learn how to:
make sure professional development in your school is focused on a shared responsibility for improving outcomes for all pupils
diagnose what teachers know and can do, starting professional development from that point and adapting the approach based on their developing expertise
help teachers improve through evidence-based professional development focused on improving classroom teaching
gain an understanding of what teachers have learned by reviewing patterns of performance over a number of assessments
develop and lead a team of colleagues who can facilitate a range of professional development approaches
contribute to a programme of professional development for mentors,trainees and early career teachers.
How you’ll learn
The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. You will be encouraged to put what you learn into practice and track your progress as you go.
The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.There are two assessment windows every year, and participants can sit the assessment two times, if they need to.
You need to complete the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.
Ambition Institute will offer a webinar and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support participants.
All NPQs are fully funded for participants from state schools.
To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibility for leading other educators to develop. You might support all teachers in your school, trainees or those early in their career.
Please register your interest by dropping Kirsty Hamblion a short email with your name, the NPQ you are interested in, and your work email. Kirsty will then send you full application details including how to register for funding with the DFE.
Kirsty Hamblion E: firstname.lastname@example.org