National Professional Qualifications

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are the most widely recognised qualifications in the education sector for current and aspiring leaders. NPQs are open to all teachers and leaders in schools in England and Wales.

We are working in collaboration with Teach First to lead the NPQs in our region, including delivering seminars and conferences, sharing guidance and support and acting as your main point of contact for your NPQs. Teach First is one of a select group of national providers accredited by the DfE to design, deliver and assess the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leadership. We will be delivering cohorts starting in November 2021 and February 2022

There are three specialist NPQs for teachers and school leaders who want to broaden their expertise in particular areas. The following programmes are for those who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject or year, leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school, or leading the development of other teachers in their school.

  • NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
  • NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
  • NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

For those looking to progress into senior leadership and beyond, the following Leadership  NPQs build foundational knowledge to rapidly progress a school or trust’s key improvement priorities – while creating and embedding a culture that allows the school, staff and pupils to thrive:

  • NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
  • NPQ in Headship (NPQH)
  • NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

Our NPQ programmes are based on the DfE’s NPQ frameworks, combining expert training with tailored support to strengthen leadership and culture in your school.

Each programme includes:

  • evidence-based online content to refresh and build knowledge
  • formative assessment tasks to support learning
  • face-to-face seminars with a group of peers, facilitated by an expert leader or Teach First Development Lead
  • the opportunity to record reflections and consolidate learning
  • school/trust visits* and and conferences.

*NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL

Please click here to download our brochure.

Please apply for these programmes using the link in the relevant NPQ section.

Applications for all NPQ programmes starting in November 2021 will close on Thursday 30th September 2021.

We are holding an online information event on Tuesday 21st September at 4pm. This is open to anyone who wishes to find out more about the new NPQs, what scholarships are available and how to apply. Click here to register your place.

If you have any queries please email dickinsonp@redkitealliance.co.uk

NPQLT

NPQ in Leading Teaching

Who is it for?
Teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

What will I learn?
You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead high-quality teaching and curriculum development in your context.

Modules include:
•School culture
•How pupils learn
•Subject and curriculum
•Classroom practice
•Adaptive teaching
•Assessment
•Professional development
•Implementation

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQLT is delivered over 12 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and 2 conferences.
For further details please click here

To apply, please click here

NPQLBC

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture

Who is it for?
Teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

What will I learn?
You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead effective approaches to behaviour, pupil wellbeing and a whole school culture.

Modules include:
•Teaching
•School culture
•Enabling conditions for good behaviour
•Complex behavioural needs
•Professional development
•Implementation

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQLBC is delivered over 12 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and 2 conferences.
For further details please click here

To apply, please click here

NPQLTD

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development

Who is it for?
Teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in
their career.

What will I learn?
You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead the development of teachers, including sequencing and structuring professional development and effective coaching and mentoring.

Modules include:
• Teaching
• Designing professional development
• Delivering professional development
• Implementation

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQLTD is delivered over 12 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and 2 conferences.
For further details please click here

To apply, please click here

NPQSL

NPQ in Senior Leadership.

Who is it for?
School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

What will I learn?
You’ll develop expertise in the knowledge, skills and concepts for areas of cross- and whole-school responsibility related to your role.

Modules include:
• Teaching
• Curriculum and assessment
• Behaviour
• Additional and special needs
• Professional development
• Organisational management
• Implementation
• Working in partnership
• Governance and accountability

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQSL is delivered over 18 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and 2 conferences.
For further details please click here

To apply, please click here

NPQH

NPQ in Headship.

Who is it for?
School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

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 needs
• Professional development
• Organisational management
• Implementation
• Working in partnership
• Governance and accountability

Designed with busy school leaders in mind, the NPQH is delivered over 18 months using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and 2 conferences.
For further details please click here

To apply, please click here

NPQEL

NPQ in Executive Leadership.

Who is it for?
School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.

What will I learn?
You’ll develop expertise in the knowledge, skills and concepts for areas of trust-level responsibility related to your role.

Modules include:
• Trust culture
• Teaching
• Curriculum and assessment
• Behaviour
• Additional and special needs
• Professional development
• Organisational management
• Implementation
• Working in partnership
• Governance and accountability

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

To learn more and apply, please click here