National Professional Qualification (NPQ) for Leading Teaching

Register now for Autumn 2022 cohort

We’re pleased to announce that we are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the new NPQ for Leading Teaching. In 12 months, participants will discover what outstanding teaching looks like and use this knowledge to become high-performing leaders of teaching.

Those doing the training will learn:

  • How to become excellent leaders of teaching
  • How to unpack and apply learning in teaching, curriculum and assessment
  • At a time and pace that suits their existing timetable.


Benefits to your school:

  • One of a series of new, specialist NPQs
  • Access to the latest learning
  • Retain your teaching talent.


Register your interest

Why this programme?

Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking new NPQ to help you develop the knowledge and understanding of what excellent classroom teaching looks like.

The programme uses the latest evidence-based learning and shows you how to put your findings into practice in your own school context. You will learn alongside other teachers from schools with similar challenges and circumstances.

The new and reformed NPQs have been developed as a complete series, sharing a common language. This means you can have the confidence that all the educators in your school are building and developing their knowledge from the same evidence-based frameworks.

Ambition Institute knows that schools’ and trusts’ needs vary. So its programmes are designed with flexibility in mind and can be completed at a time that suits you best and fits in with your existing role. Through Steplab, the innovative personal development platform built for teachers, by teachers, you will have access to your modules and practice activities to help you get better faster.

Benefits for you

Build on existing experience

This programme helps you to unpack and apply learning in teaching, curriculum and assessment – and to support others to develop in these areas. That’s whether you are a classroom teacher keen to develop your knowledge or a head of department wanting to maximise your impact.

Invest in your future

Ongoing professional development helps you to grow and thrive as a teacher. You will follow an evidence-based framework and gain a professional accreditation at the end of the programme.

Train to your timetable

This programme is designed to fit around your teaching role and much of the work can be completed in bite-size chunks around your existing work timetable.

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

Create a ‘golden thread’

The new NPQs are all aligned. So, no matter what career stage your teachers are at, by joining this programme, they will benefit from an evidence-based framework. They will also share a common language with other NPQ participants that they can pass on to colleagues.

Access the latest learning

Teachers will bring evidence-based teaching and learning into classrooms, meaning high quality teaching and improved pupil outcomes.

Identify future leaders

Competent and confident teachers who excel in their roles will be more likely to apply for middle or senior positions in your school when they arise.

Retain your teaching talent

By allowing teachers to develop and nurture their talents in specialist areas you are investing in their future. This will boost their confidence, making them feel supported and less likely to apply for jobs elsewhere.

Tap into a network

Your teachers will train alongside peers from other schools with similar contexts, supported by facilitators that fully understands your needs.

Curriculum

What you’ll learn

This programme follows the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Leading Teaching Framework.

On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Explain important ideas about the science of learning
  • Understand what good teaching practice is and how to implement it
  • Support colleagues to design a broad and coherent curriculum
  • Plan effective lessons and stimulate your pupils’ thinking
  • Help colleagues adapt their teaching to different needs
  • Contribute to the design of school assessment systems
  • Align your professional development with wider school improvement priorities.


How you’ll learn

The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time interactive sessions, face-to-face training, peer-led sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time.

Note: programme content is subject to change.

Assessment

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.

Cost

NEW: The Department for Education has extended scholarship funding eligibility to all state schools and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England.

DfE-funded scholarships are available for this NPQ for all those who meet the following criteria:

  • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.
  • Work in a state-funded school or organisations that offer 16-19 places in England.


If you meet the criteria above you will also need to register for your NPQ using the DfE’s online registration portal here.

If you do not work in an eligible school, the National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching costs £900 plus VAT.

Apply

We are now welcoming interest in our Autumn 2022 NPQ cohorts. Fill out this quick registration form and will be in touch when applications are open (subject to final contract agreement with the Department for Education).

To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Funded places are only available to those working in schools in England.

If you have any questions, email npq@northantstshub.org and a member of our team will be in touch with next steps.

Find out more

Email: npq@northantstshub.org

Call: 01536 397013