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NPQ in Headship (NPQH)


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

How to apply:

Applications for February 2024 are now closed.

We are currently waiting for confirmation from the DfE on the future of NPQ funding. If you would like us to contact you once we have clarification, please complete this form and we will keep you updated.