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National Professional Qualifications:

The National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a national, voluntary suite of recognised professional qualifications, designed to support the professional development of teachers, leaders, and aspiring leaders inside and outside of the classroom. They are part of a wider set of DfE reforms to teacher development, which together create a ‘golden thread’ of high-quality, evidence-informed teacher development opportunities, spanning across the entirety of a teacher’s career. 

We are delighted to be working in partnership with two of the NPQ lead training providers: 

Working together with Education Development Trust and Best Practice Network means that, as a Teaching School Hub, we can ensure that all teachers and leaders have local access to partner-led delivery. Thus, enabling us to develop and nurture the local school leaders of the future. 

For more detailed information on the suite of NPQs available to you through both lead training providers, please click below. 

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BPN NPQs                                               EDT NPQs                  


Why complete an NPQ?

Click here to view a DfE blog post to hear from some NPQ participants as to why now is the perfect time to take an NPQ. The DfE's NPQ promotional videos can also be viewed below.