National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

STSN is working with SFET and Xavier Teaching School Hubs and Teach First to provide the full suite of reformed NPQs. This formal partnership began in September 2021 and brings together the best local knowledge and context with the national experience and programmes of Teach First.

•    Broaden and deepen expertise in a range of specialist areas and leadership roles.

•    Apply high quality, evidence informed research through its programme of training.

•    Provide flexibility to build on prior knowledge and to sit alongside your own schedule.

•    Be an integral part of the golden thread from initial teacher training through to executive leadership across multiple schools.

There are two main types of National Professional Qualifications: Specialist NPQs and Leadership NPQs.

All NPQs are taught through a blended balance of online individual learning, online seminars and face-to-face meetings and a simplified end-of-course assessment. There are two cohorts annually, starting in Autumn and Spring.

STSN and our partner organisations predominantly work across the south east region; however, we welcome applicants from other local authority areas.

All courses are fully funded by the DfE for the cohorts starting Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023.

Specialist NPQs

The Specialist NPQs aim to provide teachers and leaders with the opportunity to broaden their expertise in a particular area. There are currently three specialist NPQs, with a new NPQ to support leaders of literacy due to be launched in September 2022. Specialist NPQ programmes run for 12 months.

How do I apply?

Click on the images below to access further information about each of the Specialist NPQs and to apply for a place or submit an expression of interest.

NPQ in Leading Teaching
(NPQLT)

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NPQ in Leading Behaviour
and Culture
(NPQLBC)

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NPQ in Leading Teacher Development
(NPQLTD)

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NPQ in Leading Literacy
(NPQLL)

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Leadership NPQs

Leadership NPQs are designed for those seeking to progress into senior leadership and beyond. There are currently three leadership NPQs with a new NPQ to support leaders of EYFS due to be launched in September 2022. Leadership NPQ programmes run for 18 months.

How do I apply?

Click on the images below to access further information about each of the Leadership NPQs and to apply for a place or submit an expression of interest.

NPQ in Senior Leadership
(NPQSL)

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NPQ in Headship
(NPQH)

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NPQ in Executive Leadership
(NPQEL)

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NPQ in Early Years Leadership
(NPQEYL)

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Register for your NPQ in 2022 & 2023

Get in touch today to find out more and start transforming your teaching career.

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