HISP Teaching School Hub NPQs in partnership with Education Development Trust (EDT)
The four specialist NPQs, for teachers and leaders who want to develop their knowledge skills and expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice, are:
National Professional Qualification for 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.
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT):
for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD):
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.
National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL):
for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading literacy across a school, year group, key stage or phase.
The leadership NPQs are:
National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL):
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. This NPQ is delivered centrally by Education Development Trust.
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH):
for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL):
for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
Please view the videos below to hear from Aamir Kohli one of our NPQ Senior Leadership NPQ Participants from Trafalgar School in Portsmouth, about why he applied for NPQSL, how he has found studying NPQSL so far and what has been his highlight on his NPQ journey with us and EDT.
Why did you enrol in the NPQSL?
How have you found the NPQSL so far?
What has been your highlight of the programme?
National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL):
for leaders qualified to at least Level 3 with a full and relevant qualification who are, or are aspiring to be:
managers of private, voluntary, and independent nurseries
headteachers or leaders of school-based or maintained nurseries
childminders with leadership responsibilities
other early years foundation stage leaders, such as reception class teachers or early years coordinators
The NPQEYL will support leaders to develop expertise in leading high-quality education and care, as well as in effective staff and organisational managements, working with and through colleagues so that every child gets the best start in life.
The EDT's NPQEYL programme is designed in partnership with the Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families, and with expert inputs from our partner Early Years settings. This ensures all content is up-to-date, relevant and immediately applicable for all participants, whether they are working in the context of school-based, PVI or childminding settings. Please click here to view a video introducing EDT's strategic partnership with Pen Green centre
Nursery World have published an article about the NPQ for Early Years Leadership, featuring input from colleagues at Pen Green Centre and Education Development Trust.
The DfE have created an NPQEYL Summative Assessment FAQ, to support NPQEYL participants and those thinking about registering for the NPQEYL to understand more about the assessment which takes place once the training has been completed. This can be accessed here.
To support applicants to understand the courses offered through the Early Years Education Recovery programme, the DfE have mapped out key information about the courses and their differences in this document. This is designed to provide an at-a-glance overview of the courses available, clearly setting out key information to help potential applicants understand more about the differences between the courses and support them to select the course that best suits their developmental needs.
Each of the reformed NPQs is underpinned by a new content framework, which sets out what participants should know and be able to do after completing an NPQ.
Please view the videos below to hear from Rachel Toy, one of our NPQ Leading Teacher Development NPQ Participants from Kings School in Winchester, about what has been her highlight on her NPQ journey with us and EDT and how she fits in her NPQ studies with a busy workload.
How much time do you spend on your NPQ programme?
What has been the highlight of your NPQ learning journey?
For information on the funding and scholarship eligibility criteria, please click below.