Leadership National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

These NPQs are for Senior Leaders, Headteachers and Executive Leaders.

For Specialist NPQs (NPQLTD, NPQLT and NPQLBC) please click HERE

The first cohort started in November 2021 with a second cohort starting in February 2022

To apply

Please download an application form HERE and return to:

Kirsty Hamblion

E: npq.pln.admin@lyonshall.org.uk

About

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a national, voluntary suite of qualifications designed to support the professional development of teachers and leaders.

The reformed NPQs offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and skills.

The frameworks continue the robust method of design and development, building on the evidence base and expert guidance already established in the ECF and the ITT Core Content Framework.

The Professional Learning Network (PLN) is delighted to offer the Leadership NPQs in partnership with Teach First, a DfE accredited NPQ provider

PLN has a successful track record of delivering the suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) across Essex and its borders. We are committed to developing outstanding teachers and leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve educational outcomes for young people.

The three existing NPQs in Senior LeadershipHeadship and Executive Leadership have been refreshed, ensuring that they are underpinned by the latest evidence of what works.

To apply please download an application form HERE and return to: 

Kirsty Hamblion

E: npq.pln.admin@lyonshall.org.uk 

Fully Funded

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant is available to: all leaders working in a state funded school in England

Eligibility criteria

NPQ in Senior Leadership

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.

NPQ in Headship

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.

OR

  • Are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
  • Are in the first 2 academic years of headship.
  • Work in a state funded school in England.

NPQ in Executive Leadership

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.

 

For further information or to express an interest in these programmes please contact:

Kirsty Hamblion

E: npq.pln.admin@lyonshall.org.uk 

T: 01376 552393

 

Assessment

The assessment process has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on leaders and aspirant leaders while still providing an opportunity for them to apply their knowledge. To pass an NPQ, leaders and aspirant leaders will need to engage with at least 90% of the course (exact requirements to be determined by the provider) and complete a final assessment. At the start of their training, providers must provide leaders and aspirant leaders with a complete list of course elements that will count towards participation metrics and set out how participation in those elements will be measured. The final assessment will take the form of a case study and represent a likely situation to be faced by a leader or aspirant leader at the relevant NPQ qualification level or role. It will test leaders or aspirant leaders on a variety of ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’ statements from within the relevant NPQ Content Framework. Leaders or aspirant leaders will be allowed an eight-day calendar window to provide a written response to the case study in an ‘open book’ setting.

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