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NPQ in Headship (NPQH)


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Programme breakdown

The NPQH is designed for school leaders who are, or aspire to be, a Headteacher or Head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

Designed with busy school leaders in mind, the NPQH is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and face to face conferences.


How will I learn?

You will develop the knowledge, skills and concepts for areas of whole-school responsibility related to your role as an aspiring or current headteacher.

Modules include:

  • School culture
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and special educational needs
  • Professional development
  • Organisational management
  • Implementation
  • Working in partnership
  • Governance and accountability

How will I benefit?

  • Be equipped with school-focused leadership knowledge, which you can use to establish the culture and conditions where staff and pupils can thrive

  • Develop expertise that is flexible and allows you to respond to the challenges you will encounter in a range of contexts

  • Learn how to create an effective school culture and align your staff in your school’s mission

  • Benefit from the latest evidence-based research to aid with developing strategies to improve teaching and pupil performance at your school

  • Develop leadership knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for teachers and pupils in your school


A limited number of DfE scholarship funded places will be available to teachers and leaders from:  

  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding  
  • the 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage  

Non-funded places: £1,885

Please see here for the NPQ funding announcement