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 up until cohort beginning February 2024, are fully funded by the DfE for all state funded schools and private nurseries. Details of future funding is yet to be confirmed.

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 four specialist NPQs. 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.

NPQ in Leading Primary Maths
(NPQLPM)

NPQ in Leading
Teaching
(NPQLT)

NPQ in Leading Behaviour
and Culture
(NPQLBC)

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development
(NPQLTD)

NPQ in Leading Literacy
(NPQLL)

Leadership NPQs

Leadership NPQs are designed for those seeking to progress into senior leadership and beyond. There are currently four leadership NPQs. 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.

NPQ in Senior Leadership
(NPQSL)

NPQ in Headship
(NPQH)

NPQ in Executive Leadership
(NPQEL)

NPQ in Early Years Leadership
(NPQEYL)