National Professional Qualifications
As of Tuesday 12 October 2021, the Department for Education has announced updated funding eligibility criteria for the reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and published new frameworks for upcoming qualifications in Leading Literacy (NPQLL) and Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
From autumn 2021 the Department of Education will be introducing a new and updated suite of NPQs to offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders to help them become more effective teachers and leaders inside and outside the classroom.
The three existing NPQs in Senior Leadership, Headship and Executive Leadership have been refreshed, ensuring that they are underpinned by the latest evidence of what works. The existing Middle Leadership NPQ has also been replaced with three new specialist NPQs to best address the broad range of responsibilities of current and aspiring middle leaders.
Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers
Applications are now open for the next cohort of the Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers. The application window will close on the 20th May and Induction will take place in June.
This DfE fully funded unassessed support programme provides a great opportunity for new headteachers within their first two years of headship who have done an NPQH or are currently doing NPQH to follow a personalised pathway of support activities. Options include one to one leadership coaching, learning networks, access to a library of latest research and ‘core business’ recordings about practical aspects of headship. Attached you will find a programme overview, alternatively visit the Best practice webpage or contact email@example.com for more information.