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NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship 


APPLICATIONS FOR NPQ COHORTS STARTING IN OCTOBER 2022 AND FEBRUARY 2023 ARE NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.


EKLA is both delighted and excited to be delivering NPQs in partnership with LLSE and Thames Gateway Teaching School Hub.

The National Professional Qualifications (NPQS) provide and support for teachers and school leaders at all levels, from those who want to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice, such as behaviour management, to those leading multiple schools across trusts.

who is it for?

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

The DfE NPQH Framework can be found here.

FUNDING UPDATE

The Department of Education have announced that the full suite of NPQs will be fully funded for the 2022-2023 academic year for teachers and leaders working in:

  • State-funded schools,
  • State-funded 16 to 19 organisations
  • Independent special schools
  • Virtual Schools (LA run organisations that support the education of children in care)
  • Hospital schools (not already included in other categories of eligible organisations)
  • Young Offender institutions

In addition to the scholarship funding, this year there will be Targeted Support Funding available for small schools to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs. State-funded schools and 16 to 19 education settings in England, that have between 1 and 600 pupils on roll, will be paid £200.00 for each teacher or leader they employ who undertakes an NPQ. Eligibility will be based on the roll numbers that were submitted in the January 2022 pupil census and will be updated on GIAS in July 2022. Further information can be found here.

Areas of Study

  • School culture
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Professional Development
  • Organisational Management
  • Implementation
  • Working in Partnership
  • Governance and Accountability

Assessment

Formative assessment takes place throughout the programme, helping you understand the progress you are making, and facilitators to adapt your learning experiences.

Summative assessment takes the form of a 2,500-word response to a case study, completed in a single 8-day window at the end of your programme. The assessment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you would deploy the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through the NPQ to lead and implement a specific aspect of change.

Further information about assessment can be found here

Duration 

The taught elements of your NPQH course will take place over an 18 month period. This will be followed by the completion of your summative assessment which must be submitted within an 8 day period following completion of your course. The whole of the assessment process including submission of your summative assessment, marking and moderation will take a total of 3 months.

Participant Expectations

That participants are teachers who will be able to meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Active engagement in every aspect of the programme - face-to-face and online elements 
  2. A commitment to accurate, evidence-informed self-evaluation and reflection                       
  3. The ability to proactively arrange and participate in coaching sessions                                 
  4. A commitment to submit a 2,500-word assessment within 8 calendar days of it being set at the end of the programme   
  5. A commitment to thoughtfully engage with evaluations about their entire programme  learning experience that will support our continued quality improvement 

Quality

Our participants are crucial to continuous quality improvement. The regular evaluations undertaken by LLSE of the entire NPQ experience helps them to give you the very best learning experience, as they are able to respond quickly to any issues, and share best practice rapidly. "incisive self-evaluation which drives continuous improvement." (Tribal 2019).

Cost

£1975.00

Scholarship funding is available for teachers and leaders working in:

  • State-funded schools,
  • State-funded 16 to 19 organisations
  • Independent special schools
  • Virtual Schools (LA run organisations that support the education of children in care)
  • Hospital schools (not already included in other categories of eligible organisations)
  • Young Offender institutions

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APPLications

 

 Applications are via LLSE website.  Delivery partner is Thames Gateway and Cluster is EKLA. 

 

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