NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of teachers at all stages of their career in their school.

Gain a prestigious professional qualification

NPQs are the most widely recognised qualifications in the education sector for current and aspiring leaders. An NPQ is an invaluable tool for opening up further possibilities in your career.

Increase your expertise in leading successful teacher development

Benefit from our programme’s blended approach; learn about the core research on how to design and deliver effective professional learning, and examine practical examples of how to put these approaches into action. 

Gain practical skills to take you to the next level as a school leader 

Build expertise in developing others, and develop your own practical skills in how to sequence, plan and develop a high quality CPD offering for all staff. 

Join a passionate network striving for educational equality

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

Programme Content & Structure

This 15-month programme (12 months' delivery and three months for assessment) consists of a series of courses based on the DfE's NPQ frameworks. 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 Objectives

This programme will help you to: 
  • Develop as a specialist in areas related to your role, including designing and delivering continual professional development (CPD) to others across the school
  • 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
  • Designing effective professional development
  • Delivering effective professional development
  • Implementation
Key Information

Cost: This programme is fully funded for all teachers and school leaders in state funded schools.

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