NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

Take your career to the next level

Take the next step on your leadership journey and become a behaviour and culture specialist. Learn approaches to help your school to keep improving and implement practical solutions to tackle your school’s existing challenges.

Broaden and deepen expertise in your specialist area

Learn the essential skills that underpin successful leadership of behaviour and culture. Develop expertise in high-quality teaching practices and behaviour management, including dealing with more complex behavioural needs and working with parents, the wider community and other organisations.

Create a culture in which staff and pupils thrive

Learn how to develop the ethos and environment of your school using key policies and steps. Create a culture of high expectations, good behaviour and learning amongst pupils, while supporting professional learning and continuous improvement for colleagues in your school.

Join a passionate network striving for educational equality

Share experiences with other school leaders, learn how they’ve faced similar challenges and build a professional network that will support you throughout your career.

Programme structure

This 15-month programme (12 months’ delivery and three months for assessment) consists of a series of courses based on the DfE’s NPQframeworks. Each course cycle features:

  • evidence-based online content to refresh and build knowledge, as well as exemplify what this looks like for your role and level of leadership
  • a formative assessment task to support your learning
  • a face-to-face seminar with a group of peers, facilitated by a serving school leader–you’ll analyse and reflect on the task and hear further examples of good practice
  • the opportunity to record reflections and consolidate learning

This cycle repeats throughout the programme, with implementation a consideration in every course. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll also take a course focused specifically on effective implementation. This provides an opportunity to complete a significant but manageable change project as part of your role. There will be ongoing support through a seminar group and discussion forum.

Programme content

You'll develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead effective approaches to behaviour, pupil wellbeing and a whole school culture. Our content is informed by the best and most recent evidence and developed with input from school leaders and subject matter experts. Our programmes have a practical focus. You’ll be supported to make small but important changes to your and others’ practice throughout the programme.

This will conclude with the implementation of a significant but manageable change project as part of your role.  

Programme objectives

This programme will help you to:

  • develop as a specialist in areas related to your role, including behaviour, school culture and developing others
  • work with serving school leaders and subject matter experts to turn new learning into changes in your own and others’ practise
  • access a blended learning programme that is full of practical and tangible examples, flexible and tailored to your needs and areas of development and focus

Modules include:

  • Teaching
  • School culture
  • Enabling conditions for good behaviour
  • Complex behavioural needs
  • Professional development
  • Implementation
Key Information

Cost: £840

Scholarship funding to support participants to access the reformed suite of NPQs is planned from September 2021 and will be confirmed in due course.

Sign up

Each NPQ programme will have a November and a February cohort.

To apply to the NPQLBC programme please register below.