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Headship (NPQH)

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to deliver this programme.

  • Target Audience: School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
  • Course Length: 18 months, plus 3 months for assessment period.
  • Programme Cost: Fully funded. For information only: £1,690.

Full details about the NPQ funding can be found on the Department for Education website. National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • Programme Start Dates: October 2022 and February 2023
  • Brochure: Teach First

What will I learn?

You’ll develop expertise in 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?

  • Develop as a leader with whole-school responsibility.
  • Get the tools to establish and sustain your school's strategic direction.
  • Learn how to create an effective school culture and align your staff in your school's mission.
  • Be supported to effectively implement change and improvement in an area you identify as a school priority.
  • Join a network of like-minded leaders.
  • The programme is delivered by our highly trained and skilled teachers and leaders from our school-based delivery partners.

Programme breakdown

Designed with busy school leaders in mind, the NPQH is delivered over 18 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences.

TERMS

LEARNING TOTAL ACTIVITY

HOURS
1-2
Introduction module
1
Introduction session
0.5
Learning modules
6 x 4 hours
Seminars
6
Conference 1
6
3
Learning modules
3 x 4 hours
Seminars
3
School visits
7
Conference 2
6
4-5
Implementation learning module
4
Implementation seminar
1
Practical implementation cycle 
5
Group seminar
1.5
 
Total
77 
(19 live online sessions, 12 face to face)
KEY
Self-paced
Face to face/online live sessions

How to apply:

To apply for Teach First, please complete this application form.

N.B. Applications for Cohort 2a (October 2022 start) close on Monday 25th July 2022.